While Republicans predicted a “red wave” on Tuesday, the wave they apparently didn’t see coming was a rainbow of LGBTQ+ winners
“Throughout this whole process, DPHHS has shown clear disdain for the courts, the will of the people, and especially transgender Montanans"
DPHHS Director Charlie Brereton says new restriction on changing listed sex will remain in effect, despite a rebuke from a Billings judge
"Forcing anyone to carry documents that contradict their identity is unconstitutional and marks transgender people for further mistreatment"
The rule puts Montana among the strictest states in the U.S. effectively bars trans people from changing the sex on their birth certificates
The State is willfully refusing to comply & in doing so is showing their true colors- these regulations are about harming trans Montanans
"The needless barrier to accurate documentation for transgender people enacted by the Montana legislature is unconstitutional”
“No employee should have to tolerate being denied insurance coverage for their medically necessary health care solely because they are Trans”
“Sen. Manzella’s remarks are nothing short of offensive, dangerous & unacceptable,” the House Minority Leader & Senate Minority Leader wrote
Manzella told the crowd gathered that members of the LGBTQ community like to “play the protected class card”