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S.D. Senate panel dismisses bill aimed at voiding transgender student athlete policy

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
South Dakota state capitol in Pierre.
A measure that would have required transgender students to use the sex on their birth certificates to determine the sports team they played on was defeated by a South Dakota Senate committee Tuesday, but another bill on the issue is being considered later this week. [...]

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South Dakota House votes to void transgender students sports policy

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
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The full state House has approved a proposal that would void a High School Activities Association policy on transgender student participation in sports. [...]

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Attorney asks S.D. judge to allow same-sex marriages immediately

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
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A lawyer representing six South Dakota couples challenging the state's ban on gay marriage has asked a judge who declared it unconstitutional to let her ruling take effect immediately and allow same-sex weddings in the state. [...]

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South Dakota House panel votes to void transgender students sports policy

Monday, February 9, 2015
South Dakota state capitol in Pierre.
A measure that would reverse a state athletic association policy and require transgender students to play on the same sports team as the gender on their birth certificates easily passed its first legislative committee test on Monday. [...]

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Appeals court to hear South Dakota, Arkansas, Missouri gay marriage cases

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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A federal appeals court has agreed to hear arguments this spring from three more states defending their same-sex marriage bans. [...]

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Attorney to challenge hold on South Dakota same-sex marriage ruling

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Attorney Josh Newville speaks to reporters outside the U.S. Courthouse in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Oct. 17, 2014, after the court heard arguments in his challenge to South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban.
An attorney for couples trying to overturn South Dakota's ban on same-sex marriage says he plans to challenge the hold that a federal judge put on her ruling that the state's ban on such unions was unconstitutional. [...]

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Federal judge strikes down South Dakota same-sex marriage ban, ruling stayed

Monday, January 12, 2015
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A federal judge in South Dakota has struck down that state's ban on same-sex marriage. The ruling has been stayed pending a likely appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. [...]

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Both sides want judge to bypass trial, rule in South Dakota gay marriage case

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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PIERRE, S.D. -- A federal judge presiding over a challenge to South Dakota's gay marriage ban should bypass a trial and rule on the case, the state attorney general's office argued Tuesday. The office joined six same-sex couples who are suing the state in petitioning for summary judgment in the [...]

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Judge in South Dakota rejects motion to dismiss challenge to gay marriage ban

Friday, November 14, 2014
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PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota’s marriage equality lawsuit is moving forward after U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier on Friday rejected the State’s motion for the case to be dismissed. [...]

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South Dakota gives Republicans third Senate pick-up

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
WASHINGTON –Republicans now have three additional Senate seats, with the victory by Republican Mike Rounds in South Dakota. He defeated Democrat Rick Weiland and two independents to capture the seat that had been held by Democrat Tim Johnson, who is retiring. Republican incumbent John Cornyn was the winner of the [...]

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