South Dakota needs to respect trans kids
When it comes to discriminating against trans kids in South Dakota, it's déjà vu all over again.
Year after year, it's the same story: Issues that matter most to South Dakotans get ignored as some lawmakers continue to attack the LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit community.
So we shouldn't be surprised that these same lawmakers are AGAIN trying to limit the way trans students can participate in society. Everything from bathroom usage to competing in sports is on the line this year.
But let's get real – these bills aren't motivated by privacy concerns or fairness concerns. They're motivated by ignorance, misinformation, and fear. And bill after bill seems fixated on the incorrect notion that some of our friends and neighbors are not entitled to the same dignity and respect as others.
This needs to stop. And we need your help.
The ACLU of South Dakota will be monitoring these anti-trans bills as they move through the legislative process, and we'll keep you informed as to where they're at.
But right now, we need to send a message loud and clear to our lawmakers that it's time to stop attacking transgender youth in South Dakota and to focus on issues that really matter in our state.
Ask your legislators today to vote no on all bills that disrespect and discriminate against trans kids.
Your State Senator
Your State Representatives