South Dakota’s trans health bill is effectively dead, opponents say

LGBTQ advocates protest outside of the South Dakota Capitol before a bill banning gender-affirming care for trans youth was blocked.Greg Latza / ACLU

By Tim Fitzsimons

The South Dakota Legislature on Monday effectively killed House Bill 1057, which sought to block physicians in the state from providing puberty blockers and gender confirmation surgery to transgender children under 16.

By a 5-2 vote, the state Senate Health and Human Services Committee sent the bill “to the 41st day,” which means a […]


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