Great news this morning in Montana. SB99 is enjoined. Judge Jason Marks of the Missoula County District Court issued a preliminary injunction on the enforcement of Senate Bill 99. SB99 would have prohibited Montana youth from receiving gender affirming care starting on October 1st.
What does “SB99 Enjoined” mean?
SB99 cannot be enforced while the lawsuit Van Garderen v. State of Montana proceeds through the courts. Follow updates on this case at the ACLU website. Youth can continue to obtain gender affirming care and youth can start to receive care.
In his order, Judge Marks wrote “It is always in the public interest to prevent constitutional harms, and Plaintiffs’ hardships in the absence of a preliminary injunction—e.g., losing access to medical care and possible mental and physical health crises—far outweigh any hardship placed on Defendants if the status quo is maintained until a full trial on the merits is held.”
QueerDoc is committed to providing gender affirming care, fighting against medical discrimination, and advocating against discriminatory laws – especially in the states where we practice.
We provide care in Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. We are accepting youth and adult new patients in ALL of our states. If you need to travel to access care, we partner with organizations that can get you, free of charge, from Point A in a ban state to Point B in a safe state for your telehealth appointment. Please see Getting Care At QueerDoc: Appointments for more information about our intake process.