Montana bill would ask for referendum on whether transgender people exist

Rep. Carl Glimm (R-Kila) has introduced a bill written by the Montana Family Association which defines sex as "a person's immutable biological sex as objectively determined by anatomy and genetics existing at the time of birth." As such it would restrict transgender people to public restrooms and locker rooms designated for the sex assigned to them at birth.

The Montana legislation would ask the voters in the 2018 general election decide whether to approve the ban.

That way they can make the final decision, and I think they will make the right decision. We shouldn't have boys in girls' locker rooms.


As a referendum, the bill would not be subject to veto by Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock.

This is one more attempt in a long line of attempts to discriminate against the LGBT community and specifically the transgender community.

--SK Rossi, ACLU

Public institutions such as government agencies, schools and universities could be sued for treating transgender people as the gender we assert and present, in essence denying our existence.




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