Topics :: South Dakota

Teen Allegedly Forced to Wear 'Gaytard' Tag Files Complaint

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Sep 26, 2014
An openly gay teen from Yankton, South Dakota, filed a discrimination complaint this week against the fast food restaurant where he worked, after officials allegedly forced him to wear a nametag that said "gayatard."

Attorney Requests Ruling in S.D. Gay Marriage Case

Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
The Minneapolis attorney representing the six same-sex couples challenging South Dakota’s gay marriage ban is asking a judge to bypass a trial and issue a ruling.

SD Gay Teen Says Restaurant Gave Him Offensive Nametag

Thursday Jun 26, 2014
An openly gay 16-year-old Yankton boy is accusing a fast food restaurant of forcing him to wear a name tag with a homophobic slur in front of customers.

SD Lawmaker Discusses Post on Homosexuality

Tuesday May 6, 2014
A South Dakota state lawmaker who called gay sex a moral and a health issue says he regrets the wording of his recent Facebook post but not the sentiment of his controversial comments.

SD State Rep: Gay Sex A ’One Way Alley For The Garbage Truck’

By Jason St. Amand | Friday May 2, 2014
A Republican state representative from South Dakota is causing a stir Friday for a letter he wrote this week, saying that being gay has health risks and that anal sex is a "one way alley for the garbage truck."

South Dakota Gay Marriage Ban to Face Lawsuit

By Carson Walker | Friday Apr 25, 2014
A lesbian couple plans to exchange vows Saturday in Minnesota, then be the first South Dakota residents to legally challenge the state’s ban on same-sex marriage and its refusal to recognize such nuptials.

SC Woman Files Lawsuit Over Same-Sex Separation

Friday Mar 14, 2014
A South Carolina woman has filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage ban.

SD Bill Lets Clergy Refuse to Perform Gay Marriage

Thursday Jan 30, 2014
South Dakota lawmakers are considering a measure that would allow clergy and religious organizations to refuse to take part in gay marriage services.

Gay Marriage Rulings May Prompt SD Case

Thursday Jan 16, 2014
Officials of an organization that seeks to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation say federal court decisions overturning bans on same-sex marriage in two other states may lead to challenges to South Dakota’s ban on gay marriage.

Historic Freeze Could Break Midwest Temp Records

Saturday Jan 4, 2014
It has been decades since parts of the Midwest experienced a deep freeze like the one expected to arrive Sunday, with potential record-low temperatures heightening fears of frostbite and hypothermia even in a region where residents are accustomed to bundl