South Dakota Just Become the First State to Pass an Anti-Transgender Student Bathroom Bill

On Tuesday, the South Dakota state senate passed HB 1008 in a 15-2o vote, a bill that makes it illegal for a transgender person to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. The bill is now waiting for the signature of Gov. Dennis Daugaard, who has some weird(bigoted) ideas about what he needs to…

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Exactly How Much Money Have 'Fiscal Conservatives' Wasted Defending Unconstitutional Abortion Laws?

Last week, a judge in Oklahoma permanently blocked the enforcement of a law that banned medicinal abortions (RU-486, or "the abortion pill") on the grounds that the law places undue burden on women seeking medical care. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a nearly identical bill into law earlier this year. The…

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New South Dakota Teen Sexting Bill Will Force Dozens of Midwestern Adults to Say the Word 'Sext'

The South Dakota state legislature is considering a bill that would clearly define what is and is not a crime when it comes teen sexting, that ill-advised horny boobies-sending pictures to each other, which means that transcripts of South Dakota legislative debates are about to get hilarious. Think "scene in every…