Fight Anti-Transgender Student Restroom Bill

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Target: South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard

Goal: Veto bill that bans transgender students from using school restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity.

A ban prohibiting transgender students from using school restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity has been passed by the South Dakota state senate. House Bill 1008 will now go to Governor Dennis Daugaard. If the governor signs the bill, South Dakota would be the first state in the country to pass this kind of anti-transgender law.

Although the federal government has said that these kinds of laws would fall under illegal discrimination, the bill’s passing could mark a long legal battle and a gray area for trans students. Sen. Brock Greenfield said the reason for the bill is to fight back against the trans rights movement that the Obama administration has been pushing.

House Bill 1008 states that “every restroom, locker room, and shower room located in a public elementary or secondary school that is designated for student use and is accessible by multiple students at the same time shall be designated for and used only by students of the same biological sex.”

This kind of discrimination against innocent trans children is disgusting and inappropriate. Urge Governor Daugaard to veto this hateful bill.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Daugaard,

The South Dakota House and Senate recently passed a bill that unjustly discriminates against trans students. House Bill 1008 would ban transgender students from using school restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity.

Trans people deserve the same rights as everyone else to live freely and comfortably without hateful legislation meant to unfairly target them. I urge you to veto this abhorrent bill and take a stand for trans rights.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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