South Dakota's battle re: transgender policies

Monday, May 4, 2015
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A family policy group believes an international organization is influencing state athletic organizations to adopt transgender policies.

Lawmakers got busy this last session trying to upend a transgender policy adopted by the South Dakota High School Activities Association. It would allow students who feel they are emotionally the opposite gender to play on the athletic team of their choice and use the bathroom and shower facilities of their choice.

Chase

Mark Chase, who heads the South Dakota Family Policy Council, tells OneNewsNow what two bills lawmakers considered would have done, including "void the South Dakota High School Activities Association's transgender policy. And the other bill that was brought was to remove the authority from the South Dakota High School Activities Association to make any policy concerning gender or sexuality."

The House warmed up to the measures, but they failed by only a few votes in the Senate. Chase says the campaign in the states is part of a thrust from outside the U.S

"This is generated by the world transgender organization that has brought it in and its transgender activists who are bringing this into our states," he poses. "It's social re-engineering through and utilizing our teenage children."

Since the vote was so close, the activities organization has taken note and will hold a meeting later this month to consider what action, if any, will be taken.

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