Montana transgender lawmaker barred by GOP from House floor

Rep. Zooey Zephyr looks on as Majority Leader Sue Vinton makes a motion discipline Rep. Zephyr Wednesday during a session in the House of Representatives at the Montana State Capitol in Helena, Mont. (AP Photo/Tommy Martino)

HELENA, Mont. — Montana Republicans on Wednesday barred transgender lawmaker Zooey Zephyr from the House floor for the rest of the 2023 session in retaliation for her participation in protests after she was silenced for rebuking colleagues who supported a ban on gender-affirming care for children.