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Sep 27Liked by Erin Reed

This is huge! What a year! This gives me hope. Thank you and your wonderful fiance for holding the line in these battles. I'm so proud to stand with you!

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Sep 27Liked by Erin Reed

This is wonderful, and I cannot imagine the bravery and restraint it took to stand up and speak to this life saving medical care and be told to be 'civil' by the opposition. I wish less bravery was needed by trans people, but this creates new hope and I am so grateful for that.

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Sep 27Liked by Erin Reed

This is great news, especially since the judge covered the medical aspects and specifically countered the stances taken by conservative appeals courts in the southern states. Admiration for Rep. Zooey Zephyr knows almost no bounds; she is so courageous and amazing!

My only fear is that this ruling will get overturned by higher courts. That is the strategy of anti-trans zealots - just keep appealing and appealing until they get the result they want.

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Sep 27Liked by Erin Reed

Thank you and Zooey for being there to help defend the Montana kids and adults. It was great to see you at Colors Plus, in the Cleveland area as well. I hope that this defeat of Republican hatred will spread across the country.

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A bright ray of hope, this is amazing and encouraging to see. 💪💕✨️ We're not going anywhere.

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Sep 27Liked by Erin Reed

Wonderful news 💜

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YES YES YES YES!!! This is so exciting!! I love future president Zephyr. I love when judges read the science.

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YAYYYYY! Hopefully this is a sign of rulings to come!

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Fantastic news! How ironic and -- somehow fitting -- that the "right to try" bill for experimental treatments like the dubious ivertmectin, helped clear the pathway for this odious anti-trans youth medical care bill being overturned! Also, gratifying that religious arguments are not being taken seriously, since they are not evidence but sheer opinion. Let's hope this holds!

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YES!!! This news made me so happy I yelled and fist pumped the air! We will beat back the darkness. Glad to be able to share this good news with my trans-daughter. You and Zooey are awesome!

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This is Thrilling!! Thank You Erin and congratulations to you and to Zooey, I am so proud of you and all the supportive, caring people of Montana. Celebrate!! Love to all of you!

And also, if this is reversed in Montana Supreme Court using the same horrible logic as the Legislature that passed it, NonetheLess the shining logic and objective fairness of this ruling still shines forth for all Montanans, the entire Nation and all the world to see. Those Legislators who passed the law are revealed as hateful, frightened people willing to compromise truth and their responsibilities to Montana to press their harmful ideological agenda and any cost to the people of Montana.

A beacon of light and hope shines out in the darkness and storm of Transphobia that is plagueing us in this moment. * Victory! *

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Ok so I suppose that we should make efforts to get the provision from the montana constitution put in the national constitution. What kinds of pitfalls would there be to this?

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Such wonderful news and such vindication for Zooey. Makes me very happy.

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This is a day to celebrate! What encouragement to keep fighting for what’s right for our children.

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The fact that transgender youth have to have their rights taken away in order to be able to get heard (in court) because Republicans are BLOCKING their voices of truth in the senate/house, and only promoting snake oil salesmen.... that is reason enough to scream!

Thank you to Dr Olsen-Kennedy for testifying to the TRUTH and being a hero to all transgender kids and their parents! She’s definitely a part of this win 🥇

Thank you to you & Zooey for never giving up spreading the truth!

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Wowza! I can feel the release in my body when reading things written in a thoughtful judicious way that point out the absurdity of the anti-trans arguments 🌬️

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