This is the first year in South Dakota history that there is a candidate running for the big three state-wide offices (US Senate, US House, and Governor) who has publicly spoken out in support of LGBT equality.
Please read more about the statewide races below the fold.
Equality South Dakota Political Action Committee is endorsing the following legislative candidates:
Equality South Dakota urges you to support Robin. She has publicly spoken out against her opponent, incumbent State Sen Phil Jensen. Jensen introduced the controversial SB 128 this past session. SB 128 (which was rightfully killed) would have allowed businesses to legally discriminate against LBGT based upon the business owner’s religious beliefs. Robin Page voiced her support for LGBT equality at this year’s Black Hills Pride Festival and her platform strongly supports the LGBT community. She is directly campaigning against her opponent's support of SB128 (Page Running As Anti-Jensen, Rapid City Journal, Sept 29).
A member of the Gay-Straight Alliance at the SD School of Mines and Technology (Rapid City) has compiled a complete voting record of legislators on LGBT related bills over the past several years. Please take a look at the scorecard and bill descriptions.
More information on all these bills (including the full text and voting history, and even recordings of committee hearings!) are available online from the SDLRC website.
Paid for by Equality South Dakota PAC.