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South Dakota capitol in Pierre.

S.D. Senate committee kills bill to allow discrimination against gays

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota lawmakers are considering a measure that seeks to protect businesses against lawsuits if they refuse to serve or hire a person because of their sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]
Ernie Otten

S.D. lawmakers say bill to protect clergy from gay weddings is unnecessary

Thursday, January 30, 2014
PIERRE, S.D. -- A measure that sought to protect clergy members who refuse to take part in same-sex marriages was rejected Thursday by a South Dakota legislative committee after opponents said the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom already gives those church leaders the protections. [ Read more → ]
South Dakota capitol in Pierre.

S.D. to consider bills to allow businesses to refuse services for same-sex ceremonies

Saturday, January 25, 2014
PIERRE, S.D. -- Two bills filed in the South Dakota Legislature seek to protect clergy, church officials and businesspeople who refuse to provide services for same-sex marriages or receptions because of their religious beliefs. [ Read more → ]

Former student charged with exposing two other students to HIV

Saturday, November 9, 2013
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- A former South Dakota State University student is accused of intentionally exposing two other students to the virus that causes AIDS. [ Read more → ]
Cori McCreery

S.D. transgender woman wins settlement in wrongful termination suit

Monday, September 16, 2013
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A transgender woman in South Dakota who was terminated from her job after she informed her employer that she would be taking steps to transition from male to female, has won a $50,000 settlement in her wrongful termination lawsuit. [ Read more → ]
Amy (left) and Ashley Stabe

Lesbian couple denied driver’s licenses because their marriage is ‘not recognized’

Thursday, February 3, 2011
Two Souix Falls women who were legally married in Iowa last October, have been refused driver’s licenses in their married name, because, according to the state, their union is not recognized in South Dakota. [ Read more → ]
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