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


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Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility and Moving Forward Nationwide

By Megan Clayton • March 31, 2016, 12:49 pm Today is Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to show support for the transgender community and celebrate the accomplishments of transgender people worldwide. Freedom for All Americans is working hard to advance freedoms for transgender people across the country.
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In 2016 Republican Leaders in Three States Have Rejected Anti-LGBT Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • March 30, 2016, 10:23 am Now more than ever, Republican leaders are decisively rejecting attempts to codify discrimination against LGBT people. In the past month alone, Republicans in three states have rejected such efforts – in South Dakota, West Virginia, and Georgia.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: As the Nation Pushes Back, Lawmakers Quietly Abandon Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • February 26, 2016, 5:03 pm While we took big steps forward in defeating anti-LGBT measures this week, however, several heinous bills are dangerously close to becoming law. Here's a look:
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LISTEN: Transgender Teenager in South Dakota Urges Governor to Veto Damaging Bill

By Adam Polaski • February 24, 2016, 8:51 am "This law means that no matter what people might think at school, how they might accept me at school, the state doesn't."
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Nation’s Leading Health Care Organizations Urge South Dakota Governor to Veto HB1008

By Adam Polaski • February 22, 2016, 1:44 pm Many different health organizations and associations have weighed in on the horrible bill, which would punish transgender people simply for being who they are – in the place where they should feel safest: school.
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South Dakota Man to Governor: Don’t Make Transgender Kids Endure What I Did Growing Up

February 19, 2016, 2:02 pm Terri’s worst fear is that young transgender people already grappling with who they are will see this legislation and lead them to face the same choice he faced years ago.
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Eye on the Opposition: South Dakota Bill Being Pushed by Anti-LGBT Alliance Defending Freedom

By Megan Clayton • February 18, 2016, 5:19 pm Bills targeting transgender youth are appearing in state legislatures all across the country. From Virginia to Wisconsin, South Dakota to Missouri, the simultaneous introduction of these specifically worded anti-trans bill is not a coincidence.
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Virginia and Georgia Lawmakers Advance Bills Allowing for Broad Discrimination Against LGBT People

By Adam Polaski • February 17, 2016, 9:06 am Freedom for All Americans calls on elected officials in Virginia, Georgia, and South Dakota to reject these discriminatory bills that single out LGBT people and others for harm.
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Alert: South Dakota Governor Daugaard Must Show Leadership By Vetoing First-of-its-Kind Anti-Transgender Bill

By Adam Polaski • February 16, 2016, 5:58 pm Today, February 16, the South Dakota Senate passed legislation to ban transgender students from using the facilities that would force transgender students in public schools to use restrooms, locker rooms, and facilities that correspond with their biological sex, ignoring their gender identity or expression.
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Elected Officials in South Dakota Must Reject Bill that Endangers Transgender Children

By Adam Polaski • February 16, 2016, 1:14 pm Today in South Dakota, the state Senate may take up H.B. 1008, which has already been approved by the House of Representatives in a move to harm transgender children.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: With Anti-LGBT Bills Advancing, Here’s How We’re Pushing Back

By Adam Polaski • February 13, 2016, 12:06 pm This week, several anti-LGBT bills advanced – and momentum continued to build as fair-minded Americans voiced clear commitment to the fight.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Where Pro-LGBT Bills and Discriminatory Legislation Advanced

By Adam Polaski • February 4, 2016, 3:31 pm We're in the middle of legislative sessions in nearly every state in the country – and as legislators debate vital issues for their local communities, LGBT issues and bills related to non-discrimination protections have emerged as significant priorities.
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South Dakota Lawmakers Have Advanced Three Anti-LGBT Bills in the Past Week

By Adam Polaski • February 4, 2016, 10:36 am Yesterday in South Dakota, lawmakers from the House State Affairs Committee voted to advance H.B. 1007 and H.B. 1112, two bills that seek to chip away at gains the LGBT community has made in the past several years.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Legislatures Across the Country Consider LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 28, 2016, 6:23 pm It's been a busy week for the movement to win LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination protections – and defend against attempts to codify discrimination into state statute. Here's a look at what's going on in state legislatures.