Today the Montana Family Foundation announced that the Locker Room Privacy Initiative is ready for signatures.
Jeff Laszloffy, President/CEO of the Montana Family Foundation, said, “High school girls shouldn’t be forced to shower in front of a boy, even if he thinks he’s a girl. It’s just common sense. That’s why the Montana Locker Room Privacy Initiative requires schools to have one locker room for women, one for men, and to keep each private from the opposite sex.”
If approximately 25,000 Montanans sign a petition to put the Locker Room Privacy Act on the ballot, then it will be voted on in the November 2018 general election. If a majority vote for it, it will become law.
The Montana Locker Room Privacy Act, also known as I-183, is a statutory initiative requiring schools and other government buildings to keep showers, locker rooms, and other protected facilities private from the opposite sex. The Act encourages compassionate accommodations, like single-stall changing facilities, for individuals who may not feel comfortable using the locker room for their sex.
Laszloffy said, “This is about protecting the privacy, safety and dignity of all Montana kids. Young men shouldn’t have to change clothes in front of girls. And young women shouldn’t have to shower in front of men. When someone’s identity makes it hard to fit neatly into either one, the Montana Locker Room Privacy Act encourages compassionate accommodations so everyone involved is treated with dignity.”
Now that the petition form has been approved, the Foundation will form a ballot issue committee to report all expenses associated with the initiative. Signature gathering begins at once, with volunteers receiving their materials today.
For more information about the Montana Locker Room Privacy Initiative, and to download materials for signature gathering, visit