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.

--Glimm

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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Strife Delivery's picture

I imagine that items like this would be used as bullet points against pure democracy.

I mean, imagine if we had to decide if we were going to teach evolution in schools.

Apparently 40%ish believe in creationism (Gallup 2014).

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Bob In Portland's picture

Shouldn't they include blacks, Jews, and Catholics?

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thanatokephaloides's picture

Sheep.

"Where have you come from?"
"Mont-aa-na!"
"Where are you headed?"
"Baa-ck!"
"Why are you going there?"
"To visit my daa-dy!"
"And who might that be?"
"The esteemed Senator Max Baa-cus!"

/snark

Wink

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Lily O Lady's picture

which is what could occur if he has his way.

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

snoopydawg's picture

For years transgenders have been using the restroom of their choice with no problem, but all of a sudden someone has decided that this is a problem. Has anyone been attacked by a transgender person that I didn't hear about?
It's just another way to divide people while they are doing things when we aren't looking.
And it's another issue to get republicans to the polls now that same sex marriage is legal and most abortion clinics have been shut down.
Just like Gays had been in the military since its inception, when they decided to not kick people out of it because they were it then became a big deal.
I wish people would quit being used as puppets.

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I’m betting billionaires taste like chicken. More research required…
Someone should put together a new cookbook with this in mind.

riverlover's picture

at birth. How modern! Is it mostly men who get so worried about who is peeing in urinals? Most women could not although I have known a few...

The same-day surgical area I was in had unisex toilets. One at a time. No worries. Except about surgeries.

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