Protest to oppose transgender bills in South Dakota legislature planned in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - A protest is planned to speak out against transgender bills being discussed in the state legislature in Rapid City. This is in conjunction with other protests happening statewide for the same issue.
Organizers say protests will take place in seven communities across the state at 9 a.m. MT Saturday.
The protests are in response to what organizers say are anti-transgender legislation under consideration in Pierre. That includes HB 1217, which would ban transgender women and girls from competing on the sports team that matches their gender identity.
Protests are planned in Sioux Falls, Watertown, Pierre, Brookings, Vermillion, Eagle Butte and Rapid City.
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