State Laws and Legislation

Montana Marriage/Relationship Recognition Law

Licenses marriages for same-sex couples? No.

Honors marriages of same-sex couples from other jurisdictions? No.

Montana law states: “Marriage is a personal relationship between a man and a woman arising out of a civil contract to which the consent of the parties is essential. A marriage licensed, solemnized, and registered as provided in this chapter is valid in this state. A marriage may be contracted, maintained, invalidated or dissolved only as provided by the law of this state. … The following marriages are prohibited: … a marriage between persons of the same sex.”
The Montana Constitution states: “Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state."

Any form of statewide relationship recognition for same-sex couples? No.

Citations:
MONT. CODE ANN 40-1-103; MONT. CODE ANN. § 40-1-401.


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Updated: Tue, March 13, 2007 - 11:00:51