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Thu March 27, 2014
Backlash growing over upcoming Gianforte commencement at Montana Tech
Backlash is growing at Montana Tech in Butte over the choice of the school’s commencement speakers this Spring.
Opponents say Right Now Technologies founders Greg and Susan Gianforte promote extreme religious viewpoints and discriminate against homosexuals. A small group of students and faculty are considering a boycott of the ceremony in mid-May.
Tech is standing by the choice, citing the Gianfortes’ business success and emphasis on getting young people involved with computer science.