The state of Montana has been fighting a state court decision allowing citizens of the gold and silver state to change their sex on their birth certificates on a whim.
The court blocked a rule by the Montana Department of Health and Human Services in April of this year that restricted someone’s ability to change the sex on their birth certificate unless they had surgery to actually change their sex.
The court claimed the rule was too vague in not explaining which surgical procedure would be accepted in order to change someone’s sex on their birth certificate.
In September the Montana Department of Health and Human Services rolled out a new rule that they hoped would comply with the court order, but the judge blocked it as well.
Now the state of Montana is vowing to defy the court order by leaving the new rule in place:
“The Department thoroughly evaluated the judge’s vague April 2022 decision and crafted our final rule to be consistent with the decision. It’s unfortunate that the judge’s ruling today does not square with his vague April decision,” Charlie Brereton, director of the state’s Department of Public Health and Human Services, said in defiance of the judge’s order, according to multiple outlets. Brereton also said the rule would remain in place and that the department would evaluate its options after seeing Moses’ written order, the Post reported.
The judge in this case was appointed in 2014 by their Democrat governor. Big surprise.