South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem issued a “style and form” veto of a transgender sports bill Friday sending legislation which would have barred biological males from competition in female leagues back to the statehouse with revisions.
Noem’s demanded changes however, gutted the bill by eliminating its application to institutions of higher education and eliminating avenues for girls in K-12 schools to seek legal remedies when harmed by the inclusion of biological males in their leagues.
The move by the South Dakota governor, who made a national name for herself over refusal to implement statewide lockdowns, came at the behest of corporate interests who pressured Noem to reject the bill she had claimed she was “excited” to sign on the day it was passed. The South Dakota Chamber of Commerce, along with other powerful business groups, launched a lobbying campaign to prevent Noem from putting her signature on the bill
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