With just days left to act, South
Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard remains vague on whether he'll veto a
bill that seeks to prohibit students in public schools from using the
bathroom that does not conform to their gender at birth.
Daugaard, a Republican, has not said
whether he will sign House Bill 1008 into law. Last week, he met
with three transgender people, including two students.
“In the transgender bill, the
opportunity to meet with both sides gave me more information about
the perspective of each side,” Daugaard told Reuters over the
weekend. “More information is always better. Whether one has an
attitude about it before that, I think it's still important to listen
to all the information. Because sometimes we make judgments based on
“Because once you make that
[judgment] you can't unmake it,” he added.
Jenner calls on South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard to veto transgender
Daugaard has until March 1 to act.