By Mara Silvers
Montana Free Press 

Bill defining 'sex' as binary becomes law


Last updated 5/30/2023 at 1:04pm

Samuel Wilson / Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Rep. SJ Howell, D-Missoula, gives testimony on Senate Bill 99 during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Friday, Jan. 26.

Gov. Greg Gianforte's office announced Saturday that the Republican governor has signed into law Senate Bill 458, legislation that inserts binary, reproduction-based definitions of "male," "female" and "sex" into dozens of parts of state code. 

The final version of the policy - the subject of heated partisan debatethroughout the legislative session and a lobbying effort by one of Gianforte'...

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