MT Supreme Court thwarts attempt to eliminate marriage distinctions

Monday, December 17, 2012

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence regarding the Montana Supreme Court’s decision Monday to uphold the state’s ability to offer marital benefits only to married couples:

“Society should protect and strengthen marriage, not undermine it. This lawsuit sought to undermine Montana’s legal definition of marriage as a man and a woman by eliminating the state’s ability to distinguish between married and unmarried couples for the purpose of benefits. Marriage expresses the truth that men and women bring distinct, irreplaceable gifts to family life. The state is on firm ground to recognize and promote that ideal for the good of society.”

Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly Alliance Defense Fund) is an alliance-building legal ministry that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.