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Bills concerning transgender youth and local control surface in House

The House passed a bill restricting obscene materials in schools shortly after a committee hearing on a proposal to stop schools from disciplining students who misgender others


Last updated 2/9/2023 at 11:06am

Alex Sakariassen

and Arren Kimbel-Sannit

Montana Free Press

A pair of legislative proposals sparked considerable debate across the Montana House Wednesday about their potential impacts on transgender youth and local control in the state’s public school system. 

The first arose during a morning hearing in the House Judiciary Committee. Lawmakers fielded testimony on House Bill 361, introduced by Rep. Brandon Ler, R-Savage, which would change Montana law to explicitly state that misgendering a transgender student or calling them by their dead name — the name they were given at birth ...

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