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Montana Sued Over ‘Race and Gender Balancing’ on Medical Board

A national medical advocacy group filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against Gov. Greg Gianforte’s (R-MT) office challenging Montana’s use of race and gender mandates to govern appointments to public boards.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Do No Harm by the Pacific Legal Foundation this week, challenges Montana’s requirement that its governor consider race and gender when making appointments to the state’s 12-member Board of Medical Examiners.

“This type of discriminatory mandate is unconstitutional and represents the politicization of healthcare that is dangerous for patients,” Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, chairman of Do No Harm, said in a press release. “Expertise should be the primary determining factor for these appointments, and Montana must get rid of discriminatory practices to refocus on medical excellence.”

Read the source article at Washington Examiner

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