Gay Guide

Montana
Pink Star Rating

7

Capital

Helena

Other Main Cities/Resorts

Billings, Missoula, Great Falls

Gay Age of Consent

18

Lesbian Age of Consent

18

Straight Age of Consent

16/18

Legal Notes

In 1997 a Montana court overturned the state's anti-gay sodomy law in the case of Gryczan v. Montana. Montana is one of the 13 US states which has anti-discrimination laws protecting lesbian and gays. The legislation covers public employment.

Population

903,000

Climate

The climate of Montana can be described as modified continental. Several factors modify it's continental climate characteristics including invasion by Pacific Ocean air masses and the effects of the mountains. Summer time temperatures are moderate, with maximum readings generally under 30c. Winter temperatures can be severe. The best time to visit is during the summer from May to September.