[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] on Monday filed a brief [text, PDF] in its appeal [JURIST report] to the Montana Supreme Court [official website] arguing that denying partnership benefits to same-sex couples violates the Montana state constitution [text, PDF]. The ACLU opined that a district judge’s April dismissal [JURIST report] of a lawsuit by six same-sex couples in Donaldson and Guggenheim v. State of Montana [ACLU backgrounder] was a breach of separation of powers [press release],…

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