Zephyr sues state over House GOP censure

The lawsuit argues that House Republicans have violated the state constitution.
Montana Democratic Rep. Zooey Zephyr hoists a microphone into the air on Monday, April 24, 2023, as her supporters interrupt proceedings in the state House by chanting “Let Her Speak!” in Helena, Mont. Republican leaders in the Legislature didn’t let Zephyr, who is transgender, speak on the floor for the third consecutive day because she refuses to apologize for calling GOP lawmakers out for supporting a ban on gender-affirming care. (AP Photo/Amy Beth Hanson)

Montana Rep. Zooey Zephyr (D) and four of her constituents on Monday sued to lift disciplinary actions that they say have prevented Zephyr from fulfilling her role as an elected representative in the final days of the legislative session.

House Republicans last week voted to ban Zephyr from floor debate and legislative leaders have since moved bills out of committees she sits on.

Stay informed
Subscribe to keep reading.

Sign up today to get the latest state new at your fingertips and in your inbox.