Lost in the euphoria over the failed attempt to override Gov. Daugaard’s veto of HB 1008 by the GOP controlled South Dakota House was news on the senate side of the capitol building in Pierre that another unjust anti-trans bill has died.
The Senate Education Committee on a 5-2 vote killed HB 1112, which was another attack on our trans kids that would have if passed rescinded the pro-trans participation policy of the South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA)..
Trans students and allies like the SDHSAA, the ACLU-SD, and others stood up for the huan rights of trans kids that wee under assault by the Concerned
Transphobes Women Of America, the Family heritage Alliance and other assorted haters.
While this unjust bill is dead, the session still is in effect until March 31, so the South Dakota trans community and our allies will have to be vigilant for any attempts to resurrect HB 1112 as an amendment to another bill or smoke it out of the committee by having it brought to the SD Senate floor by a senate floor vote.
But congrats once again to South Dakota for their so far successful efforts to beat back the attempts to legislate anti-trans bigotry aimed at our trans kids.