Every election, South Dakota voters have 46 days when they can vote early, which makes it easier for people to take part in our democracy. But the rules appear to be different for American Indian voters living on reservations in the state -- at least according to recent actions by the South Dakota's Secretary of State, who is stonewalling a request for early voting sites in three American Indian communities
The recent Supreme Court case, United States v. Windsor, which stuck down the core of the Defense of Marriage Act has raised many questions about what this means for states which still do not recognize marriage equality such as South Dakota.
The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that section three of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" is unconstitutional and that the federal government cannot discriminate against married lesbian and gay couples for the purposes of determining federal benefits and protections. Today's ruling is a historic victory for gay and lesbian Americans and a tremendous step forward for the cause of equality.
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