Certain politicians in this state (including Attorney General Marty Jackley, who will continue to waste taxpayer's money fighting equality) still don't seem to get it. It's a good thing South Dakotans are fair minded, and will move for change when people are not treated equally. If our anti-marriage constitutional amendment were up for a vote again today, it would fail spectacularly. It's time to move forward. More change is on the way, but it won't happen unless fair-minded folks stand up [Curtis Price, press release, Equality South Dakota, 2015.01.12].
Equality South Dakota and other allies of LGBT equality and civil rights will be discussing the details of Judge Schreier's ruling at this weekend's Dakotas' Equality Summit, January 16–17, in Rapid City at the Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza.
Equality South Dakota heads to Pierre on January 29 to make sure legislators don't get any wild ideas about trying to circumvent yesterday's ruling. January 29 is EqSD's Legislative Day. EqSD is offering bus rides from Sioux Falls and Rapid City to Pierre to bring friends of equality together to discuss legislation and lobby our leaders for equality. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., EqSD will host a discussion of legislation affecting South Dakota's LGBT community and training for citizens on lobbying. From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., EqSD will host a reception for all legislators. Make sure your legislator attends!