On Thursday, the Montana state legislature censured a Democrat for his negative comments towards Republicans. The Democrat charged the Republicans of having “blood on your hands” for passing anti-transgender laws.
Montana’s first openly transgender lawmaker, Zooey Zephyr, has made history by coming out. This week, while the House was discussing a measure that would restrict sexual orientation to male and female, Zephyr made fun of Republican prayers during a floor address. Senate Bill 99, which prohibits medical professionals from treating transgender children for gender dysphoria, was just approved by the House of Representatives.
One thing Zephyr did say was that he hoped those who voted for the law and its revisions would “see the blood on their hands” the next time there was an invocation and they bowed their heads in prayer.
The Montana House Freedom Caucus has spoken out, saying that the Missoula representative should be called out for his comments. On Thursday, Zephyr was warned that he must apologize before discussing money or arguments in the home.
Speaker of the House Matt Regier was quoted as saying to the AP, “It is up to me to keep the dignity and decorum here on the House floor.” “If I don’t think someone can do that, then I won’t call them a representative,” he stated.
Zephyr tweeted an image of the hall’s microphone. The Montana Republican Party “won’t let me talk about any bill as a transgender Montana Representative,” Zephyr stated. To quote one of our leaders: “My light is on, and I’m ready to speak up for the people who voted for me to do so.”
Republican Rep. Caleb Hinkle, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, stated, “Hate-filled testimony has no place on the House floor.”
After three Democratic lawmakers in Tennessee launched an uprising in the statehouse in Nashville, the Republican legislative majority there also censured Zephyr.
After a transgender shooter killed six people at a local school, three Tennessee representatives violated the rules by storming the Capitol alongside transgender activists. Reps. Justin Jones, Justin Pearson, and Gloria Johnson were removed from their committee assignments. Jones and Pearson were expelled from the legislature for a short time, but they were reinstated with the support of the local authorities.