About the Initiative

The Montana Family Foundation, who failed to pass the “locker room privacy bill” during the 2017 Montana Legislative Session, has begun a campaign to put a similar initiative on the 2018 ballot targeting transgender Montanans. This initiative (I-183) would force people to use the bathroom that aligns with the gender on their original birth certificate. I-183 would make work, school, and recreation unsafe for transgender Montanans, and would also put local government and state agencies at risk of expensive, unnecessary lawsuits. I-183 would force Montanans to prove their gender to anyone demanding to see paperwork before allowing access to facilities in public spaces, such as libraries, parks, and schools.

These are not our values. Everyone should be able to use public facilities with safety and privacy. 

What can you do?  Click here and pledge to oppose the 1-183 ballot initiative, then share the link with your family and friends. After you’ve pledged, click here to  volunteer in your community and spread the word across the state.

For more information on the ACLU of Montana’s incredible work to fight this initiative in court, click here. For recent editorials from the Missoulian and Chronicle, click each respective link.

For every ounce of discrimination and inhumanity that went into this initiative, we will respond with the full collaborative force of our humanity and love and support for our transgender friends, family, and neighbors. We stand ready to take action.  We will always have your back.

This work is led by Free and Fair Montana, a diverse coalition of organizations representing trans Montanans and their allies, working to advance the dignity and safety of all Montanans.

Questions? Send us an email at info@noi183.org