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  • Montana transgender lawmaker warns companies like Target: 'Make sure you’re standing up alongside us'

    06/01/2023 1:33:43 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/1/23 | Hanna Panreck
    Montana transgender state lawmaker Zooey Zephyr addressed the Target controversy Thursday after several stores moved their pride merchandise and warned corporations to stand up along side us. "The View" co-host Sara Haines asked Zephyr, D., for her reaction to corporations such as Target, who "removed some merchandise celebrating Pride month from some of their stores after social media backlash from conservatives." "If you’re a corporation, and you’re seeing a sliver of what it's like for LGBTQ people who can't decide to take our identities off the shelf, it’s why it’s more important now than ever to make sure you’re standing...
  • TikTok sues Montana to block ban, citing First Amendment

    05/22/2023 7:00:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2023 | Drew Harwell
    The popular video app TikTok sued Montana on Monday, saying the state’s new law banning the app statewide would violate Americans’ First Amendment right to free expression. The federal lawsuit will set the stage for a broader debate over the short-video app and its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, which some critics in the United States have said is vulnerable to Chinese government propaganda and espionage. The lawsuit seeks to overturn the law, which Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) signed last week and is set to go into effect Jan. 1. The legal challenge will probably delay the measure. Gianforte said the...
  • Montana becomes the first state to ban TikTok

    05/17/2023 6:44:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    KTVH ^ | May 17, 2023 | John Riley
    HELENA — Montana has become the first state to sign into law legislation banning Tiktok from operating within their borders, with Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte signing Senate Bill 419 into law on Wednesday. The ban goes into effect on January 1, 2024. In a press release, Gianforte said he signed the bill to “protect Montanas’ person, private, and sensitive data” from being gathered by China. “The Chinese Communist Party using TikTok to spy on Americans, violate their privacy, and collect their personal, private, and sensitive information is well-documented,” Gianforte said. “Today, Montana takes the most decisive action of any state...
  • Montana becomes the first state to ban TikTok but implementing the law will be challenging.

    05/17/2023 4:00:55 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 7 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/17/23 | C Mandler
    Montana has officially become the first U.S. state to ban TikTok after Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte signed the bill into law on Wednesday. The law is set to take effect in January 2024 and is likely to be challenged. "To protect Montanans' personal and private data from the Chinese Communist Party, I have banned TikTok in Montana," wrote Gianforte on Twitter. To protect Montanans’ personal and private data from the Chinese Communist Party, I have banned TikTok in Montana. — Governor Greg Gianforte (@GovGianforte) May 17, 2023
  • A photo of women snickering at trans lawmaker Zooey Zephyr in Montana looks a lot like the photos of white people snickering at Black people in the 1950s

    05/11/2023 10:46:23 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/2/11 | Katie Balevic
  • NBC News, home of Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins, in hot water for fake news disinformation scandal

    05/05/2023 5:06:30 PM PDT · by cuz1961 · 5 replies
    Revolver ^ | 5/5/2023
    NBC News employs two individuals on their team, Ben Collins and Brandy Zadrozny, who have a reputation for being smear artists. Although they present themselves as “disinformation specialists,” their true purpose is to smear anyone who questions the globalist narrative by accusing them of spreading “mis-, dis-, and malinformation.” Unfortunately for Comcast, the massive conglomerate that owns NBC News, the outlet is currently facing intense scrutiny after one of their writers, Rebecca Shabad, published false information and fake news about a compassionate mother in Montana whose daughter had previously struggled with suicidal thoughts. That’s right: NBC News just got hoisted...
  • Judge denies Rep. Zooey Zephyr's attempt to return to Montana House

    05/03/2023 8:54:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Axios ^ | May 3, 2023 | Sareen Habeshian Sareen Habeshian
    Montana Rep. Zooey Zephyr (D), the state's only transgender lawmaker, cannot return to the state House floor, a judge ruled Tuesday. Driving the news: District Court Judge Mike Menahan wrote in a five-page ruling that the court's power is limited and granting Zephyr's request to return "would require this court to interfere with legislative authority in a manner that exceeds this court’s authority." The state's attorneys had asked the judge to reject Zephyr’s efforts to return, per AP. Why it matters: This effectively rules Zephyr out for the rest of the legislative session, which is scheduled to end on May...
  • Montana Rep. Zooey Zephyr (trans) sues over removal from House floor

    05/01/2023 2:44:57 PM PDT · by dennisw · 35 replies
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana state Rep. Zooey Zephyr asked a court Monday to allow for her return to the House floor after she was silenced and barred for chiding her Republican colleagues over legislation to restrict gender-affirming health care and for encouraging protesters. Attorneys for the first-term lawmaker sued in state district court in Helena on behalf of Zephyr, a transgender Democrat who represents a liberal district in the college town of Missoula, and several constituents who the attorneys said were being denied their right to adequate representation. A spokesperson for Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen — a Republican...
  • Transgender Lawmaker Sues Montana Over Censure

    05/01/2023 11:42:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | May 1, 2023 | Daniel Chaitin
    State Rep. Zooey Zephyr (D-Missoula) filed a lawsuit in response to the GOP-led Montana House of Representatives censuring the transgender lawmaker last week. The complaint, in which lawyers ask a court to reinstate Zephyr on the chamber floor, lists the state of Montana, Montana House Speaker Matt Regier, and Montana House Sergeant-at-Arms Bradley Murfitt as defendants. “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...
  • Montana becomes latest state to ban transgender drugs, surgeries for children

    05/01/2023 11:17:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 1, 2023 | Matt Lamb
    HELENA, Montana (LifeSiteNews) – Montana became the latest state to prohibit minors from being chemically or surgically mutilated through transgender drugs and surgeries, joining North Dakota just a week after that state instituted similar protections for gender-confused kids. Senate Bill 99, signed on Friday by Republican Governor Greg Gianforte, prohibits a variety of scientifically unsound and potentially dangerous drugs and surgeries, including “a vaginectomy, hysterectomy, oophorectomy, ovariectomy, reconstruction of the urethra, metoidioplasty, phalloplasty, scrotoplasty, implantation of erection or testicular protheses, subcutaneous mastectomy, voice surgery, or pectoral implant.” It also prohibits “surgical procedures, including a penectomy, orchiectomy, vaginoplasty, clitoroplasty, vulvoplasty, augmentation...
  • Montana Republicans officially censure trans Democrat over ‘hateful rhetoric’

    05/01/2023 9:08:13 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 04/28/2023 | Ashley Sadler
    HELENA, Montana (LifeSiteNews) — Republicans in the Montana House of Representatives officially voted to censure a transgender-identifying legislator for the duration of the session after he violated House rules with a histrionic accusation that Republicans protecting kids from irreversible trans drugs and surgeries had “blood on your hands.” House members approved the measure to punish gender-confused first-term Democratic state Rep. “Zooey” Zephyr in a 68-32 vote Wednesday. Zephyr is thereby barred from participating in debates for the duration of the legislative session, which ends next week, though he can still vote remotely.Just before the House voted to censure him, Zephyr...
  • Montana House GOP votes to ban trans Democratic lawmaker from chamber

    04/26/2023 3:00:20 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 25 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 4/26/23 | SAM WILSON and HOLLY MICHELS
    Republicans in Montana’s House of Representatives voted Wednesday to ban a Democratic transgender lawmaker from the chamber, following her support for protesters who shut down the body's proceedings earlier in the week. Rep. Zooey Zephyr of Missoula will still be allowed to vote remotely, but will not be allowed to access the House chamber, anteroom or gallery under the party-line, 68-32 vote taken by the House. Democrats were united against the motion, while Republicans all voted in favor
  • Transgender Supporters Cause Mayhem Inside Montana's Statehouse(mostly peaceful no doubt)

    04/25/2023 4:22:37 PM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 4/25/2023 1620 edt | Julio Rosas
    Pro-transgender protesters in Montana forced the House to halt its proceedings after Republicans led an effort to censure Rep. Zooey Zephyr (D), a transgender member, after accusing them of having blood on their hands for passing a bill that stops children from receiving life altering medical treatment in the name of transgenderism. Zephyr's supporters in the viewing gallery shouted and chanted to show solidarity, forcing the House to suspend its proceedings until the agitators could be removed. Some of the protesters resisted being pushed out by the Montana Highway Patrol, with others banging on the doors to the gallery. At...
  • Trans Democrat barred from Montana House floor for ‘hate-filled’ rhetoric

    04/24/2023 8:18:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 24, 2023 | Calvin Freiburger
    HELENA, Montana (LifeSiteNews) – Montana Republicans barred a “transgender” Democrat lawmaker from speaking on the state House floor until apologizing for claiming colleagues would have “blood on their hands” if they supported a ban on surgical and chemical “transition” procedures for minors. Rep. Zooey Zephyr, a biological male who identifies as female, made remarks last week denouncing legislation to prohibit underage transitions, claiming that “if you are forcing a trans child to go through puberty when they are trans, that is tantamount to torture.” “I hope the next time there’s an invocation when you bow your heads in prayer, you...
  • 7 Arrested as Trans Activists Disrupt Montana Legislature and Bring Proceedings to Halt

    04/24/2023 6:12:40 PM PDT · by CFW · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/24/23 | Nick Arama
    The Montana House has been having a debate over the banning of the gender transitioning of minor children, or “gender-affirming” care, as the Orwellian people like to term the mutilation of children. Montana Rep. Zooey Zephyr — who is transgender — attacked colleagues claiming that if her colleagues supported the bill, they would have “blood on their hands.” That violated the rules of decorum for attacking colleagues. After Zephyr’s remarks, Republican Speaker Matt Regier demanded that Zephyr apologize before being allowed to speak again in the chamber. “Not only has my colleague violated decorum, but has broken the trust given...
  • Trans Montana lawmaker lashes out at GOP colleagues during House floor debate: 'Blood on your hands'

    04/19/2023 12:27:49 PM PDT · by Levy78 · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | Kyle Morris
    A transgender state lawmaker in Montana is facing calls to be censured over comments that were made amid the legislature's efforts to pass amendments to a bill that would prohibit sex change treatments for minors. Rep. Zooey Zephyr, a bisexual and the first transgender lawmaker in Montana legislature history, drew criticism Tuesday after telling Republicans during a House floor debate on amendments to Senate Bill 99 that they have "blood on (their) hands," a notion the lawmaker hopes will be present in their prayers. "The only thing I will say is if you vote yes on this bill and yes...
  • Sen. Jon Tester Won’t Say If He Approves of ‘Drag Story Hour’ on Air Force Base

    04/14/2023 12:42:11 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/14/2023 | Jacob Bliss
    Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee and vulnerable Senate Democrat up for reelection this cycle, will not say if he is against allowing “drag queen story hour” for children on military bases after reports one was hosted at an air force base in his state. Republican lawmakers recently grilled Pentagon leaders on why there have been drag queen shows and drag queen story hours hosted at military bases and who is funding them. In 2021, a drag queen story hour was hosted at Malmstrom Air Force Base, which is in Tester’s state of Montana....
  • Judge cancels Montana gas plant permit over climate impacts

    04/07/2023 2:00:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 7, 2023 | By MATTHEW BROWN and AMY BETH HANSON
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge canceled the air quality permit for a natural gas power plant that’s under construction along the Yellowstone River in Montana citing worries over climate change. State District Judge Michael Moses ruled Thursday that Montana officials failed to adequately consider the 23 million tons of planet-warming greenhouse gases that the project would emit over several decades. Many utilities across the U.S. have replaced coal power with less polluting natural gas plants in recent years. But the industry remains under pressure to abandon fossil fuels altogether as climate change worsens. The $250 million plant is being...
  • GOP lawmakers target Tester re-election bid with 'jungle primary' bill

    04/04/2023 12:38:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    Independent Record ^ | 4/3/23 | Sam Wilson
    The last Democrat occupying a statewide office in Montana may have an even tighter path to re-election in 2024, under legislation advanced by Republican state lawmakers Monday night. Senate Bill 566 would establish a top-two primary election for U.S. Senate next year, when Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is up for re-election. It passed an initial vote 27-23 with no Democratic support on Monday, and must clear a final vote in the Senate to move to the House. It would establish a version of a “jungle primary,” in which every candidate, regardless of party, runs in the same primary election....
  • Train derails 25 cars in Montana, spilling unconfirmed contents

    04/02/2023 2:32:03 PM PDT · by CFW · 73 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/2/23 | Anders Hagstrom, Haley Chi-Sing
    At least 25 cars derailed from a train in Montana on Sunday, spilling their contents onto the ground and into a nearby body of water. First responders say there is no threat to the public, but there has yet to be confirmation about what the affected containers were carrying. Montana Rail Link, which owns the railroad, is aware of the situation, but the company that owns the train has yet to be identified, according to NBC Montana. The Sanders County Sheriff’s Office did not respond to multiple requests for comment from Fox News Digital. There have not been any reported...