Skip to comments.Montana ballot measure urging equal number of men, women in Legislature passes first test
Posted on 03/14/2014 11:08:14 AM PDT by massmikeEdited on 03/14/2014 11:31:48 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
A ballot measure in Montana that would require an equal number of men and women to serve in the state Legislature is a step closer to getting on the November ballot.
A petition for the measure was approved last Tuesday by the Montana secretary of state's office. The measure would force the Montana Legislature to reconstruct its gender makeup in a 50/50 split. Currently, women now hold 41 of the 150 seats in the Legislature.
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We need to do this at the national level.
If only to see Harry Reid forced to undergo a sex change in order to hang on to his job.
First step of mandating a certain number of homosexuals in the legislature.
You forgot that Congress always exempts itself from the laws it shoves down our throats.
Govern by feelings ... usually leads to very bad things.
More quota crap. Because that is the best measure of efficiency and effectiveness...
Shall this experiment be applied to all aspects of society? Could you just imagine the NFL having dual gender and race quotas? How about the NBA? Would the next category to be included be height?
Just wait. Next it will be “the military must be 50/50”
This country is in the iron grip of feminist lesbians
Manager: "I want an equal number of blueberries in each muffin"
Head Chef: "Do know how long that would take?"
Manger: "I don't care, an equal number of blueberries in each muffin"
I’d be interested in learning how this “equalizing” takes place. If not enough women are elected then what? Does someone appoint them over the wishes of the voters? And what about the “extra” men duly elected by the voters? Do they get booted? And who decides which ones get removed?
That’s just weird. Will the bill’s sponsors be happy if they end up with 50 Sarah Palin style Republican women? What will they do if somebody runs unopposed and throws the headcount off?
I can’t see this being enacted.
Wait.. I thought we were all Americans? ONE nation, ONE God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all?
I read this morning that pet clinics have had a steady increase in dog od's over weed being left out....
stupid idiot know nothing voters....
There would be more women in the legislature if they got more votes. Since people won't vote for them, we must bypass them.
well, in this era of over 50 recognized genders on Facebook, I was wondering how exactly we will define, what is a man, and what is a woman, for purposes of this law.
And, the next step will be to accomodate the gay, lesbian, trans-whatever peoples. If you were born male but had the operation, are you now female? What if you didn’t yet have your operation?
This open a can of worms.
As we all suspect it was meant to do.
So, if 60% of the men who run win. 10% of them must be disqualified in favor of a woman who lost? The will of the people be damned.
WTF? How could this possibly work?
What happens when after the election the winners would throw the ratio off, would the losers take office instead?