Montana governor signs law prohibiting transgender athletes from playing in sports in line with their gender identity

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Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., walks through the Capitol on Tuesday Oct. 29, 2019. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images
  • Montana Gov. Gianforte signed a landmark anti-trans law that requires athletes to compete in sports based on their biological sex.

  • The bill was approved by Montana's GOP-controlled legislature in April.

  • It follows suit with over 20 states that have introduced similar bans.

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Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has signed HB112 into law, an anti-trans bill that requires athletes to compete in sports based on their biological sex.

The bill, which was approved by the GOP-controlled legislature in April, follows suit with over 20 states that have introduced similar bans. Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Arkansas have also signed similar bills into law as well.

Last month, President Joe Biden signed an executive order banning discrimination based on gender.

Montana's bill included an amendment that would void the law if the federal government decided to withhold education funding based on the discriminatory nature of HB112 and if Montana's appeal failed.

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