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Sun Feb 24, 2019, 04:17 AM

South Dakota leads the way in anti-LGBT bills for 2019 session

As legislative sessions continue across the country, South Dakota is leading the way with anti-LGBT bills through its recent advancement of a ‘Don’t Say Trans’ bill — but at least 78 anti-LGBT measures have been introduced in other states.

The South Dakota House of Representatives on Monday approved House Bill 1108 by a vote of 39-30. The legislation bars public school teachers in grades K-7 from instructing students about gender dysphoria, or the experience of being transgender.

Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, said in a statement the bill is “a harmful effort to harm transgender youth that will have ramifications for every South Dakotan.”

“The people of South Dakota know their state cannot stay true to South Dakotan values with a bill like this one on the books,” Keisling said. “If passed, the legislature will have delivered a self-inflicted wound against the entire state.”

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Though 78 anti-LGBT measures have been introduced in other states, there are those "allies" who are telling ('splainin') how we don't need to concern ourselves because they won't pass or aren't legal. Aren't we so lucky that all this hate is just in our minds?!

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Mon Feb 25, 2019, 12:32 PM

1. Add House Bill 1225 - A student athlete's gender would be determined by birth certificate.

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