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Senate Now Considers Bill To Eliminate Rubella Test For Marriage License

Feb 8, 2019
Rep. Kimberly Dudik is sponsoring a bill that would eliminate the state's requirement for women to get a premarital test for rubella before getting a marriage license. File photo.
Mike Albans

HELENA — A Missoula lawmaker says it’s time for the state to eliminate the requirement for women to get a premarital blood test for a disease that has not been seen in Montana for almost 30 years.

"A Quiet Poem About Marital Sex"

Oct 12, 2015
Christine Holbert / Lost Horse Press

Put your fire to my forest
and pour on oil.

Your gasoline to the struck tip
of the waiting match

and I will stop whatever I'm doing
because in a minute you and I will burn down the world.

Set fire to the pipeline!
See the winter melt in less than sixty seconds,

all the wells of the glittering earth ignite
from underground at once in a thousand sites

and in a thousand cities the beacon fires on the fortified walls
say, We've won!

The gates won't wait for dawn!
They open now!

Writing Grief Into Beauty

Aug 5, 2015

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