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High school sports panel shoots down transgender policy changes

Saturday, October 31, 2015
The measure would have required transgender high school athletes to sign up for activities based on the biological sex listed on their birth certificate. ...

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South Dakota to pay $242K in gay marriage fees

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Balloons spell out the word "love" over the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, 2015, after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US.
The deal was finalized Friday, bringing to a close the lawsuit filed in federal District Court in May 2014. ...

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South Dakota to keep trans-inclusive school sports policy

Friday, August 28, 2015
The policy aims to provide a way for transgender students to participate on the sports teams that reflect their gender identities rather than the sex listed on their birth certificates.
This increases the likelihood that Republicans in the statehouse will push legislation to change it. ...

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Court affirms South Dakota judge’s ruling (UPDATED)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals released its opinion Tuesday.
Attorneys for couples who challenged the law can seek legal fees from the state. ...

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In first month, only 40 gay couples apply to be married in South Dakota

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The number of marriage licenses issued to gay couples in South Dakota represents about 5 percent of the 839 licenses issued to all couples from June 26 to July 27.
Gay rights advocates called the statistics reflective of the barriers the gay community still faces in South Dakota and other conservative states. ...

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Public workers can’t refuse to issue marriage licenses

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
County officials have a duty to impartially administer the law and cannot refuse issuing licenses to same-sex couples if they have religious objections, the American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday in a letter to the state attorney general. ...

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Attorney asks 8th Circuit appeals court to affirm same-sex marriage ruling

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Josh Newville
If the appeals court affirms the ruling overturning South Dakota's ban, attorney Josh Newville could pursue legal fees from the state. He has represented six same-sex couples for over a year and says he has not charged them. ...

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S.D. considers revising transgender student athletes policy under pressure from GOP lawmakers

Friday, June 12, 2015
The suggested revisions came after some Republican lawmakers repeatedly tried to pass legislation in 2015 to void the policy. ...

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8th Circuit Court of Appeals defers same-sex marriage cases

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals deferred arguments and a decision Wednesday on same-sex marriage cases in four states until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the issue. ...

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15 states urge U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans

Monday, April 6, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court
Eight states where same-sex couples can marry are among 15 states urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans and leave the matter to voters and lawmakers. ...

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