Transgender Lawmaker Sues Montana Over Being Censured
View Source | May 1, 2023 2:05 pm
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- State Rep. Zooey Zephyr (D-Missoula) is suing after the GOP-led Montana House of Representatives censured the transgender lawmaker last week.
- “This is an action for emergency declaratory and injunctive relief against Defendants arising out of their unconstitutional Censure and retaliatory silencing of Representative Zooey Zephyr, a member of the Montana House of Representatives who engaged in Constitutionally protected speech,” the lawsuit states.
- The legislature voted to bar Zephyr, a biological man who identifies as a woman, from attending or speaking at floor sessions after the lawmaker held up a microphone as supporters disrupted the proceedings in the Montana House chamber while chanting, “Let her speak!” The commotion led to several arrests.
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