South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard will meet with transgender students before making his decision on whether to sign HB 1008—legislation that would prevent trans students in public schools from using restrooms and other facilities consistent with their gender identity. It was announced that the bill quickly passed through the state’s Senate and is now on Daugaard’s desk.
“Knowledge is power, and we hope that by learning about their experiences, the daily challenges they face, and the damage this bill will inflict on their lives, Gov. Daugaard will show true leadership and reject this measure,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “History has never looked kindly upon those who attack the basic civil rights of their fellow Americans, and history will not treat kindly those who support this discriminatory measure.”
Let’s all hope that Dauggard will see that this is bill is discriminatory when he looks in the eyes of these incredible teens.