Anti-transgender Ballot Measure in Montana Ends in a Dud

by Admin on July 4, 2018

An anti-transgender measure requiring individuals to use restrooms and locker rooms only according to the gender on their birth certificate failed to even qualify for the November ballot in Montana.

Initiative 183, also called the Montana Locker Room Privacy Act, only received a little over 8,000 of the 25,468 petition signatures needed for it to come to referendum in the coming months.

The initiative was sponsored by the evangelical Montana Family Foundation.

The measure’s failure comes in the wake of other states pushing anti-transgender laws and measures that have drawn outrage by transgender rights activists, businesses, celebrities, and everyday people–most notably North Carolina’s “bathroom bill”.

Right-wing groups pushing these anti-transgender measures claim that, in their absence, sexual assaults are more likely to occur.

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