A Whitefish Republican wants to ban transgender athletes from competing in K sports — a move a federal judge blocked in a similar bill from Idaho. In another bill sponsored by Rep. Organizations such as the American College of Physicians, which describes itself as the largest medical specialty society in the world, already have guidelines for treating trans youth. A study conducted from to in Amsterdam found that 0.
‘A punch in the gut when we were already down’
'A punch in the gut when we were already down’ | Montana Free Press
AP — Transgender kids would be banned from playing on school sports teams for the gender with which they identify under a GOP-backed bill that advanced Thursday in Montana, one of more than a dozen states where lawmakers are proposing restrictions on athletics or gender-confirming health care for trans minors this year. The proposals run counter to an executive order signed by Democratic President Joe Biden during his first day in office prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in school sports and elsewhere. The order immediately sparked a backlash from conservative groups, a split that reflects the deep divisions in the U. Opponents say it would hurt transgender kids and could drive business away from the state and make it harder for Montana companies to attract new employees. The issue is being litigated in Connecticut, where several girls are challenging a policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in line with their identity. The plaintiffs argue transgender female runners have an unfair physical advantage.
Whitefish legislator seeks to restrict medical care, sports for transgender youth
BILLINGS — Female candidates are positioned to make significant gains in Montana this election year with the highest number seeking statewide political office in at least three decades, including races for governor, U. House and other high-profile posts. Montana was the first state in the nation to elect a woman to Congress, before women in most of the U.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. John Fuller, R-Whitefish, would require athletes to participate on the sports team aligning with their assigned sex at birth and was the subject of significant debate in the Senate. It ultimately passed on a vote, with two Republicans breaking party lines. One of the Republicans to part with the majority, Sen.