Politics & Elections

H.B. 1008 Officially Dies in South Dakota Legislature

The so-called ‘Transgender Bathroom Bill’ is officially dead in the South Dakota legislature.A vote in the house failed to override Governor Dennis Daugaard’s veto of House Bill 1008 today, but not without some opposition.

Sen. Mike Rounds: Controversial Comments On Trump, KKK Were 'Misconstrued'

U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds has been in the national spotlight after he was quoted in the Huffington Post. Rounds is receiving criticism about the comments he made regarding Donald Trump and his controversial remarks about the KKK. Rounds said Thursday in a conference call that his comments published Tuesday were 'misconstrued'.

SD House Fails To Override Transgender Veto

South Dakota's House of Representatives has failed to override Gov. Dennis Daugaard's veto of a bill that would have required transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms corresponding to their gender at birth.

Gov. Veto Demonstrates Power Of Taking A Stand

Opponents called it the 'transgender bathroom bill', while supporters called it 'the student privacy act'.But what you can't call it is a law.Governor Dennis Daugaard vetoed House Bill 1008 late Tuesday afternoon after it was passed by both the house and senate; which the Center for Equality says is a huge relief.They say it was a battle to get this veto, but it was worth the fight.

Sponsor Of H.B. 1008 Disappointed, ACLU Thankful

A bill that's caused a lot of controversy and put South Dakota in the national spotlight with LGBT advocates will not become law.Governor Dennis Daugaard vetoed House Bill 1008, which would have required public school students to use bathrooms that match their gender assigned at birth. 

Transgender Student Elated Governor Vetoed Bill

A transgender high school student in Sioux Falls says he's elated that Gov. Dennis Daugaard vetoed a bill that would have required transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their sex at birth.

ACLU Threatens Legal Action If Transgender Bill Signed

The American Civil Liberties Union says it will encourage affected students to file civil rights complaints if South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signs a bill requiring transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their sex at birth.

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