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Topic: South Dakota

South Dakota city plans to withdraw anti-discrimination ordinance KSFY  •  May 24, 2016 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls City Council will not be making any decisions on a measure addressing LGBT protections. The city attorney’s office plans to withdraw the ordinance, which would have added gender identity and sexual orientation to the list of classes protected by muni
South Dakota Governor Vetoes Restriction on Transgender Bathroom Access New York Times  •  March 1, 2016 The Republican governor of South Dakota on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have restricted bathroom access for transgender students and made the state the first to adopt such a measure.Gov. Dennis Daugaard put out a statement late in the day saying that the bill did “not address any pressing issu
South Dakota Could Pass ‘Bathroom Bill’ Affecting Transgender Students Time  •  February 16, 2016 South Dakota is on the cusp of becoming the first state in the nation to require public school students to use facilities like bathrooms based on their “chromosomes and anatomy” at birth. The so-called “bathroom bill,” which passed the state House in early February and is being debated by th
Audience Gasps at South Dakota Lawmaker’s Transphobic Reasoning The Advocate  •  February 7, 2016 The audience audibly gasped at what one South Dakota state senator said on Saturday in support of a bathroom bill targeting transgender people in the state. Republican State Sen. David Omdahl of Sioux Falls was taking part in a regular “Legislative Coffee” breakfast meeting with constit
Anti-equality lawmakers in South Dakota target transgender students San Diego LGBT Weekly  •  January 24, 2016 Discriminatory legislation targeting transgender students is gaining traction in South Dakota. Scheduled for a hearing on Monday in the House State Affairs committee, HB 1008 seeks to prevent transgender students in public schools from using restrooms or locker rooms that are consistent with the