South Dakota

South Dakota's Gov. Daugaard vetoes anti-transgender bill

Governor Daugaard of South Dakota vetoed HB 1008, a harmful bill that would ban transgender students from using the bathrooms or locker rooms that align with their gender identity.

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GLAAD responds to South Dakota's discriminatory law targeting transgender students

GLAAD urges the media to share the perspectives of transgender South Dakotans on HB 1008, and to hold South Dakota legislators accountable for their biased and inaccurate statements about transgender people.

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VIDEO: Rural South Dakota high school supports gay coach

A high school coach publicly came out as gay Outsports knowing his conservative Catholic school administration might fire him for being open about who he is.

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April 25, 2014

Minneapolis mayor to marry lesbian couple, confronting South Dakota's ban on marriage equality

Nancy Robrahn and Jennie Rosenkranz have been together for 27 years, have 4 children together, live in South Dakota and want to marry.

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April 24, 2014

South Dakota considers allowing trans students in activities according to gender identity

The South Dakota High School Activities Association is considering a policy that will allow transgender students to participate in activities according to their gender identity.

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"License to Discriminate" vetoed in Arizona but still on the table in 7 states

Nearly a quarter of the country have recently considered or are still considering bills similar to the "License to Discriminate" SB 1062 that was vetoed this week by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.

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These 'license to discriminate' bills: What they're doing and why they're doing it

Jeremy Hooper looks at the history and thought process behind the bills that would turn away LGBT people from businesses.

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January 28, 2014

Kan. follows SD introducing bills supporting discrimination against the LGBT community

Kansas State Rep. Charles Macheers introduced a bill that would permit discrimination by businesses, groups, and those who do not want to serve LGBT married couples. Kansas follows South Dakota who introduced similar legislation only days earlier.

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January 27, 2014

South Dakota considers bill to allow discrimination against LGBT people

South Dakota State Senator Ernie Otten, with lead support from Rep. Steve Hickey, introduced two bills in the South Dakota Legislature attempting to allow clergy, church officials and businesspeople to refuse to take part in the marriages or receptions of loving LGBT couples with the justification that it would protect their religious beliefs.

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April 17, 2013

South Dakota College Student's Open Letter to the Church About Marriage Equality Goes Viral

Dannika Nash, a junior at the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota, started blogging two months ago. On April 7th, after attending a Macklemore concert, she published her third post, “An Open Letter to the Church from My Generation,” and got 2,377 more comments than she expected. The letter has since gained national attention and has been reposted to dozens of websites.

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