These Republicans never do anything.
All they ever do is look around for excuses as to why they can embrace child trannies. Probably, they are all homosexual pedophiles.
After months of defiance, Montana’s health department said Monday it will follow a judge’s ruling and temporarily allow transgender people to change the gender on their birth certificates.
The judge issued a scathing order Monday morning saying health officials made “calculated violations” of his order, which had told them to temporarily stop enforcing a law blocking transgender people from changing their gender on their birth certificates unless they had undergone surgery.
District Court Judge Michael Moses said Monday he would promptly consider motions for contempt based on continued violations of his April order, which he clarified in a verbal order at a hearing on Thursday. Just hours after that hearing, the Republican-run state said it would defy the order and keep in place a rule that disallowed any changes to birth certificates unless they were due to a clerical error.
On Monday afternoon, the Department of Public Health and Human Services issued a statement saying it would comply with the order, despite disagreeing with it.
During Thursday’s hearing, attorneys for the state had argued that blocking the law did not prevent the health department from promulgating new administrative rules.
The state, Moses wrote, engaged “in needless legal gymnastics to attempt to rationalize their actions and their calculated violations of the order.” He called the state’s interpretation of his earlier order “demonstrably ridiculous.”
“The department stands by its actions and analysis concerning the April 2022 preliminary injunction decision, as set forth in its rulemaking that addressed critical regulatory gaps left by the court,” said Jon Ebelt, spokesperson for the health department. The agency is considering its next steps in the litigation, the statement said.
“It’s unfortunate that it has taken two very clear court orders and many months to comply with the law,” said Alex Rate, an attorney with the ACLU of Montana. The ACLU represents the plaintiffs, two transgender people who want to change their birth certificates.
“But from the perspective of transgender Montanans who are seeking to obtain accurate identity documents, today’s announcement is certainly progress,” Rate said.
Rather than returning to a 2017 rule that allowed transgender residents to file an affidavit with the health department to correct the gender on their birth certificate, the state instead issued a rule saying a person’s sex could not be changed, even after having surgery.
I want to change my race.
So I get powers.
If they can change their gender, I want to change my race.
— Be the Best (@dontwhine1) September 20, 2022
I thought sex was listed on a birth certificate, not gender
— Jeff Bost (@likeabost1) September 20, 2022
That’s not how science works
— Shane Guerra (@shaneguerra) September 20, 2022
— Gino DiGino ✝️🇺🇸 (@digino69) September 20, 2022
Archeologists that dig up and identify our bones and compare it to other primary sources are going to be hella confused about this period of history…
— transcend_duality (@transcendduali1) September 20, 2022
Great. Can I change the year I was born too?
— 🇺🇸The Outsider🔥😈💀🖤⚜️ (@_RoughCountry) September 20, 2022
This is the most ridiculous thing ever.
Our country is going down fast because of all the stupid stuff and the democrats
— Donna (@hrddonna) September 20, 2022
You sick liberals
— Cindy (@Cindy690989054) September 20, 2022