Jan Donaldson

Gay Rights
9:00 am
Thu June 27, 2013

DOMA decision does not change all that much for MT's gay couples

Jan Donaldson (left) and Mary Anne Guggenheim pose for a picture outside their Helena home Wednesday
Credit Dan Boyce

Montanans are split in their feelings about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA.

The nation’s highest court yesterday threw out a provision denying federal benefits to married gay couples and in a separate decision allowed same-sex marriage to resume in California.

Both were passed with tight 5 to 4 majorities.

Montana’s gay rights advocates are applauding the decisions, although they acknowledge it doesn’t mean much here in the state.

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