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Ignoring the warnings of families, advocates, health care providers and transgender South Dakotans themselves, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem signed a law banning gender-affirming health care for any transgender person under 18.
The ACLU of South Dakota opposed House Bill 1116, which passed, and House Bill 1125, which was tabled. Both bills violate First Amendment protections and provoke a broader cultural suppression of LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit people.