Montana Judge Asked To Rule On Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Montana Judge Asked To Rule On Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Montana’s same-sex marriage ban has been challenged by four couples with the request that the judge rule without going to court:

ACLU Montana legal director Jim Taylor says the 9th Circuit’s recent decision to strike down similar bans elsewhere in the West should convince U.S. District Judge Brian Morris to rule in their favor.

Montana is part of the 9th Circuit and district judges use decisions from the appellate court as precedents for their rulings.