Caitlyn Jenner is calling on South
Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard to veto a bill that seeks to prohibit
students in public schools from using the bathroom that does not
conform to his or her gender at birth.
“Tell @SDGovDaugaard to protect trans
kids by vetoing #HB1008,” Jenner tweeted Monday to her more than
3.76 million followers.
Daugaard, a Republican, has not said
whether he will sign into law the bill, approved last week by
lawmakers. It could also become law without his signature in a
procedure known as “pocket pass.”
The bill's sponsor, Republican Senator
Brock Greenfield, said that the legislation was needed to protect
“We're talking about our youth
co-mingling in bathrooms and locker rooms, biological males and
biological females, and a lot of my constituents approached me even
before the session last year and said that [that] just doesn't jibe
with them; that they feel that's inappropriate,” he said.
Daugaard met with three transgender
people, including two students, on Tuesday.
“It helped me see things through
their eyes a little better and see more of their perspective,” the
governor said. “I have my own set of values and in the end
I'll make my own decisions.”
Daugaard has until March 1 to act.