The Montana Family Foundation celebrated a major victory in court today for Ballot Initiative 183, the Montana Locker Room Privacy Act. The ACLU of Montana asked the Montana Supreme Court to rule that the Locker Room Privacy Act couldn’t be on the ballot, it refused. The ACLU asked the Court to rule that signatures already gathered be thrown out, again it refused. In the end, the Court only required minor changes to the ballot statement.
“This is a big win,” said Jeff Laszloffy, President/CEO of the Montana Family Foundation and sponsor of the Locker Room Privacy Act. “Our initiative can still move forward, and Montanans who have already signed the petitions won’t have their voices ignored.”
The Montana Locker Room Privacy Act requires that schools and other government buildings keep locker rooms for women, locker rooms for men, and keep each private from the opposite sex. It also encourages compassionate accommodations like single stall changing facilities for people who might need them.
Laszloffy pointed out that not only did the Court rule against the ACLU on two of its three requests – the more important two – but it also declined to adopt the ACLU’s proposed ballot statement language and rejected the argument that the initiative didn’t protect privacy.
“The Locker Room Privacy Act goes forward,” said Laszloffy. “Which is good, because high school girls should not have to shower in front of a boy, even if he thinks he’s a girl. It’s just common sense.”
He concluded, “The Montana Locker Room Privacy Act is about protecting the privacy, safety, and dignity of all Montanans when we’re in a place where we have to be undressed. I’m delighted the court is letting it go forward.”
Thank you for your tireless efforts to protect Montanans from the mixed up ideologies that are pressing hard on the world.
I totally second that.
Yay, Congratulations. Thank you for your foundations hard work.
I agree – girls shouldn’t have to change in front of boys. But should boys not also have the right to privacy? Yes, it is an issue. There’s the widely known case of Gavin Grimm. Then there’s the Doe v. Boyertown Area School District case in which the Boyertown School District intentionally violated its students’ right to privacy after one of them was exposed involuntarily to an undressed female student while he was changing in his school’s locker room. Want another example? Look up the Whitaker v. Kenosha Unified School District case.
Please, please advocate for privacy for both genders. Both men and women are made in the image of God. Definitely women and girls should have the right to privacy. I, as a young man, also want right to privacy in bathrooms myself. ALL people should have the right to privacy.
In total agreement.
Both men and women are made in the image of God. Definitely women and girls should have the right to privacy in intimate areas. However, guys should also have the right to privacy. I would like the right to privacy myself. ALL people should have that right.
Appreciate your work on this very important issue!
Why is it when referencing what the other side believes is it called politically correct? It seems to me that it would be better to call it what it is, immoral versus moral.