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Zooey Zephyr Sues Montana GOP After Being Banned From House Floor

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speaking against the legislation on the House floor, Zephyr argued that forcing a transgender child to go through puberty would be "tantamount to torture" and that she hopes the bill's supporters will "see the blood" on their hands.The battle comes as Republican-led states across the country continue passing legislation targeting gender-affirming care and other rights of the transgender community.

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed the bill into law last week, making it the 19th state to enact bans on gender-affirming care for minors.According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), at least 469 bills targeting LGBTQ rights have been introduced in current legislative sessions.Zephyr is now mounting a legal challenge to the ban, arguing it violates both her First Amendment rights, as well as the rights of her constituents, she said in a statement released by the ACLU on Monday."This effort by House leadership to silence me and my constituents is a disturbing and terrifying affront to democracy itself," she said.

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