South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard, a Republican, vetoed a controversial bill Tuesday that would have prohibited public school students from using bathrooms, lockers, and shower rooms opposite from their biological sex, saying the measure “doesn’t address any pressing issue concerning the school districts of South Dakota.”
Before making his decision, Daugaard met with transgender students and parents. Meeting them, Daugaard told reporters, “helped me see things through their eyes a little better and see more of their perspective.”
The bill passed overwhelmingly in the South Dakota House and Senate, but fell short of securing a veto-proof majority.
State Rep. Fred Deutsch, R-Florence, who sponsored the bill, told The Daily Signal that he wasn’t overly surprised by Daugaard’s decision to veto it.
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