If you can get past the Associated Press's ideological slant here, this is some pretty darn good news.
Yep, that is how the objective media hacks over at the AP phrased it.
Montana schools would not be able to punish students who purposely misgender or deadname their transgender peers under a Republican-backed legislative proposal that opponents argue will increase bullying of children who are already struggling for acceptance.
The proposal, co-sponsored by more than two dozen GOP lawmakers, would declare that it's not discrimination to use a transgender classmate's legal name or refer to them by their birth gender. Schools would be prevented from adopting policies to punish students who do so.
It's become increasingly obvious that schools are a huge part of how transgender ideology is spread.
Countless administrators, teachers and students are all relentlessly pushing this extremist philosophy at every level of education.
If your child must be in a public school, you're going to have to teach him how to be resilient — how to resist the pressure of this nonsense ideology and not be flattened by it. And it will help immensely if he's not worried about being punished by school administrators if he pushes back.
In short: Upholding everyone's constitutional rights trumps anyone's feeling of being offended.
The pressure campaign, meanwhile, is already on:
[T]he proposal on misgendering and deadnaming is apparently the only existing legislation of its kind in the country this year, said Olivia Hunt, policy director for the National Center for Transgender Equity.
"This would make Montana unique in enshrining the right to be bigoted toward or the right to bully trans children in the state code," Hunt said.
It is, of course, neither "bigoted" nor "bullying" to let your language reflect reality. Neither is it wrong to protect the basic freedom of speech.
Only totalitarian hellholes force citizens to say certain things and not say other things.