Judge rebukes Montana for refusing order on transgender law | app

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HELEN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge said Monday that state health officials committed “calculated violations” of his order to temporarily stop enforcing a law that would prevent transgender people from changing their sex on their birth certificate unless they have undergone surgery.

District Judge Michael Moses said he would quickly consider contempt motions based on continued violations of his April order, which he clarified in a verbal order at a hearing Thursday. Just hours after that hearing, the Republican-led state said it would defy the order.

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