Montana AG Must Rewrite Bathroom Bill
The Montana Supreme Court has ordered the state’s Attorney General to revise the ballot initiative that requires people to use the bathroom that corresponds with the gender indicated on their birth certificate. The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana asked the court to rule that both the Montana Locker Room Privacy Act statements and fiscal note are insufficient. The ACLU called the state court’s order an “important step forward” in its fight against laws that discriminate against transgender people.
The Montana Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that five revisions to the initiative must be made before it can be placed on the November ballot.The Montana Family Foundation called it a way to protect Montana children. It would require government entities to designate a protected lavatory in a public school or government building exclusively for use by members of one sex.