Sunday, July 01, 2018

Let’s Hope Massachusetts Follows Suit

Out in Montana an effort to have a ballot question to repeal our protections failed,
Transgender bathroom initiative about 15K signatures short of qualifying for Montana ballot
Billings Gazette
By Tom Lutey
June 29, 2018

An initiative requiring people to use public restrooms and locker rooms according to the gender designated on their birth certificate fell far short of the support needed to qualify for the November general election.

Supporters of Initiative 183, dubbed the “Montana Locker Room Privacy Act” by organizers, appear to have mustered fewer than 10,000 of the 25,468 signatures needed to qualify for the November ballot. Sponsors of citizen initiatives had until June 20 to finish gathering signatures and submit them to county elections offices, which then have until July 20 to verify the signatures and forward them on to Montana’s Secretary of State Office.
They didn’t even get half of the number of signatures they need. And of course you know who’s hopping mad,
Montana Family Foundation CEO Jeff Laszloffy declined to discuss the initiative with The Billings Gazette.

A law similar to the initiative failed in the 2017 Montana Legislature, as well.
My guess is that they will keep bringing it back each year.

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