Montana is the fourth largest in the United States. The state nickname
is the "Treasure State." Other nicknames include "Land of Shining Mountains,"
"Big Sky Country," and the slogan "the last best place." The state ranks fourth
in size but 44th in population, and therefore the third lowest population
density in the United States. The economy is primarily based on agriculture
and significant lumber and mineral extraction.
Montana contains Glacier National Park and portions of Yellowstone National Park,
including three of the Park's five entrances. Other federally recognized sites
include the Little Bighorn National Monument, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation
Area, Big Hole National Battlefield, Lewis and Clark Caverns, and the National
Bison Range. Montana has eight National Forests and over 20 National Wildlife Refuges.
Montana Gay Issues:
2004 - Anti-same-sex marriage constitutional amendment banned marriage for same-sex couples.
1997 - Anti-same-sex marriage statute banned marriage and other forms
of partnership recognition for same-sex couples.
Has domestic violence laws that explicitly exclude same-sex survivors of domestic violence.
(Felony) Maximum Penalty: 10 Years & $50,000.00 Fine
Second-Parent Adoption For Gays And Lesbians
It is unclear whether the state adoption law permits second-parent adoptions.
Sexually Oriented Hate Crimes
Has hate crime laws that do not include crimes based in sexual orientation or gender identity
Some Montana Cities: Baker - Billings - Butte - Fort Benton - Lewistown - Missoula
West Yellowstone - Whitefish - Wolf Point