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S.D. Republican governor shocks conservatives, vetoes transgender bathroom bill

S.D. Republican governor shocks conservatives, vetoes transgender bathroom bill

Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard shocked conservatives Tuesday when he vetoed legislation that would have prohibited students in South Dakota public schools from using opposite-sex restrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities.

The decision is a boon for transgender advocates who lobbied the governor to reject the bill, arguing it was discriminatory and would have harmed the emotional well-being of transgender students.

Proponents of the legislation contended it's inappropriate to have adolescent boys and girls showering and changing in the same room.

"Do you feel it appropriate for a 13-year-old girl to be exposed to the anatomy of a boy? Or for a boy to be exposed to the anatomy of a girl because of the decisions we make out here?"...

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/mar/1/dennis-daugaard-vetoes-south-dakota-transgender-ba/

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