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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Mount Rushmore State.


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VICTORY: Anti-Transgender Bills Defeated in South Dakota

February 26, 2019, 11:10 am All four anti-transgender bills in South Dakota have been defeated for the fourth year in a row after failure to move a final bill on February 25.
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Anti-Transgender Bill Advances in South Dakota

February 22, 2019, 2:05 pm Today, legislation targeting transgender youth passed the South Dakota House of Representatives. South Dakota lawmakers have introduced a trio of discriminatory bills—HB 1205/SB 49, HB 1108, and HB 1225—that target transgender kids’ access to medical care, accurate health education and their ability to participate in sports. HB 1108, which just passed the House of Representatives, would prohibit educators from including gender identity or gender expression in their curricula in kindergarten through seventh grade in South Dakota’s public schools.
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Openly Gay NCAA Wrestler Justice Horn: “Athletes Can Help Change Hearts and Minds”

August 2, 2018, 3:30 pm Justice Horn, an openly gay wrestler for Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, speaks about his personal journey of coming out to his team and coaches, the need for his adopted state to pass nondiscrimination legislation, and how he hopes to be a role model for young athletes.
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Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • June 2, 2018, 4:44 pm A look at the Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session – and how everything that happened this year builds momentum toward future gains and fuels the LGBTQ movement for the months and years to come.
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This Week in LGBTQ Non-Discrimination: Bill Introductions, Discriminatory Moves, and More

By Shane Stahl • February 16, 2018, 5:55 pm This week in the continuing fight for LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination nationwide, we saw continued legislative pro-LGBTQ victory in South Dakota and a hearing in New Hampshire full of powerful testimony in support of transgender non-discrimination protections in the Granite State.
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For the Third Year in a Row, Anti-Transgender Legislation in South Dakota Fails

By Shane Stahl • February 14, 2018, 2:44 pm Lawmakers voted down a bill on February 12 that would have required schools to make their bathroom policies regarding transgender students public.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Lawmakers Miss Opportunity to Strengthen Their States

By Adam Polaski • February 10, 2018, 5:29 pm It's been another busy week for the movement to win LGBTQ non-discrimination as multiple states considered, scheduled hearings, and took votes on legislation to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
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South Carolina Governor: No Need for Anti-Transgender Restroom Restrictions Law

By Adam Polaski • August 2, 2017, 1:41 pm Governor McMaster is the latest Republican in a long line of Republican Governors to condemn bills that restrict transgender people from using the restroom.
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Shameful: South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard Signs Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill into Law

By Adam Polaski • March 10, 2017, 7:19 pm The new law will allow taxpayer-funded child-placement agencies to deny services, including adoption and foster care, to qualified and loving LGBT individuals, based on the agency’s religious or moral convictions.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Several Anti-LGBT Bills Are Withdrawn While More Positive Legislation is Filed

By Adam Polaski • February 3, 2017, 5:12 pm Every Friday of this year’s legislative session for the next few months, Freedom for All Americans will be recapping what happened in states across the country with regard to LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination. Here’s our second 2017 entry – a look at the landscape for LGBT non-discrimination in these six states:
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Sponsors of Anti-Transgender Locker Room Restrictions Bill Withdraws Legislation in South Dakota

By Adam Polaski • January 31, 2017, 12:31 pm This morning, before a scheduled committee hearing in the South Dakota Senate, the lead sponsor of SB 115, a dangerous piece of legislation targeting transgender students in South Dakota, announced that he has pulled his bill from consideration.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Jacksonville Steps Closer to LGBT Protections, While Some States Defeat Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 27, 2017, 5:35 pm Every Friday of this year's legislative session for the next few months, Freedom for All Americans will be recapping what happened in states across the country with regard to LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination. Here’s our second 2017 entry – a look at the landscape for LGBT non-discrimination in these eight states:
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: 2017 Legislative Session Kicks Off With Many LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 13, 2017, 1:18 pm 2017 is off to a wild start already, with dozens of states launching headfirst into their 2017 legislative sessions. At the top of the agenda in many states? LGBT-related bills.
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South Dakota Governor Latest Republican Leader to Dismiss Need for Anti-Transgender Legislation

By Adam Polaski • January 12, 2017, 1:48 pm Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota said there is no need to revive last year’s ill-fated legislation to ban transgender individuals from using the restroom that matches their gender identity.
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LGBT Groups Launch Petition Drive Against Anti-Transgender Lawsuit

By Adam Polaski • October 5, 2016, 11:35 am Today Freedom for All Americans (FFAA) and more than a dozen state equality campaigns and organizations across the country launched a petition drive calling out attempts to roll back existing protections for transgender Americans.