Montana lawmakers revisit dress code some call sexist

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers have revived a controversial dress code that drew accusations of sexism when it was first introduced ahead of the 2015 legislative session before being tabled without ever taking effect. The dress code made a reappearance Thursday after a Republican lawmaker objected to a male Democrat’s decision not to wear a tie on the House floor. That broke an unwritten expectation. Republicans want to cement the tie requirement in House rules. Democrats call it a waste of time when focus should be on the pandemic. Lawmakers in the GOP-controlled Legislature are scheduled to discuss the code next week.