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South Dakota flushes anti-transgender student bill for lack of support

South Dakota flushes anti-transgender student bill for lack of support

South Dakota’s anti-transgender bill was pulled Tuesday morning after no one, not even the sponsors, showed up in support of it at the last hearing. High school student Jessie Lamphere was amongst the dozens who lined up to speak in opposition telling The Waco Trib “I just want them to know that transgender boys are […]

South Dakota Gov Vetoes Anti Trans “Bathroom Bill”

South Dakota Gov Vetoes Anti Trans “Bathroom Bill”

It was a nail biter as Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s veto of HB 1008 came at the last moment possible. If he hadn’t acted today the bill would have been automatically enacted making South Dakota the first and only state to enact laws legalizing discrimination against transgender students. Calling it a ‘Mega Victory” the NCTE issued […]

Student petitions SD Gov asking that Locker Rooms be Kept Safe

Student petitions SD Gov asking that Locker Rooms be Kept Safe

Meet Thomas Lewis, a transgender student at a public high school in South Dakota. Last week, the South Dakota legislature passed what will be our nation’s first anti-trans law if the Governor signs it. He started a petition Protect Trans Students: Veto H.B. 1008 and need’s your signature to help to make sure that this legislation […]

SD Gov. to sign anti-trans bill without ever having met one?

SD Gov. to sign anti-trans bill without ever having met one?

“I’ve never met a transgender person that I’m aware of” Gov. Dennis Daugaard candidly admitted during a news conference Thursday. Daugaard said although he remains puzzled about transgender issues he doesn’t see that as an obstacle in his decision-making process. He said that based on what he has heard, it sounds like a good bill for […]