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State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    Unknown
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Adoption
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
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History

Homosexual activity in South Dakota

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Homosexual activity in South Dakota is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 26, 2003
Legal
US Supreme Court ruling issued in Lawrence v. Texas struck down all sodomy laws on the basis of privacy and liberty. The decision overturned any laws remaining in all US states which prohibited acts of sodomy.
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Same-sex marriage in South Dakota

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Same-sex marriage in South Dakota is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 26, 2015
Legal
The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
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Nov 7, 2006–Jun 26, 2015
Not legal
The state election in 2006 amended the constitution to include clauses that defined marriage as being between a man and a woman.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in South Dakota

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in South Dakota is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Right to change legal gender in South Dakota

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Right to change legal gender in South Dakota is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Missing non binary options on documents.
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LGBT discrimination in South Dakota

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LGBT discrimination in South Dakota is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No protections from discrimination exist based upon sexual orientation or gender identification.
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Jun 11, 2018–Sep 7, 2018
No protections
No discrimination protections currently.
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LGBT employment discrimination in South Dakota

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LGBT employment discrimination in South Dakota is no protections.

Current status
No protections
As of December 16, 2014, there are no legal protections for people who are LGBT in regards to employment.
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Dec 16, 2014–Sep 22, 2018
Ambiguous
Sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination protection in public employment only in one county.
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LGBT housing discrimination in South Dakota

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LGBT housing discrimination in South Dakota is no protections.

Current status
No protections
This state does not provide any legal protections from discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identification.

However, the Human Rights Campaign states, "The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires grantees and participants of HUD programs to comply with local and state non-discrimination laws that include sexual orientation and gender identity.
HUD also prohibits inquiries regarding the sexual orientation or gender identity of a prospective tenant or applicant for assisted
housing in every state (March 2012)."
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in South Dakota

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in South Dakota is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 20, 2011
Legal
Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
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Same-sex adoption in South Dakota

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Same-sex adoption in South Dakota is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Any person may adopt per S.D. Laws §25-6-2. However, second-parent adoption isn't legal.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/south-dakota
S.D. Laws §25-6-2
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Jan 1, 2018–Sep 9, 2018
Legal
under state and federal law.
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Equal age of consent in South Dakota

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Equal age of consent in South Dakota is equal.

Current status
Equal
Age of consent laws are equitable regardless of gender or orientation.
Sources:
South Dakota State Statutes: 22-22-1, 22-22-7, and 22-22-7.3
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Blood donations by MSMs in South Dakota

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Blood donations by MSMs in South Dakota is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Since 1983
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Ban on blood donations from MSMs applies to any man who has had sex, even once, with another man on or after January 1, 1977.
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Jan 1, 1983–Aug 21, 2018
Banned (1-year deferral)
under a 2016 FDA ruling.
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Conversion therapy in South Dakota

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Conversion therapy in South Dakota is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Conversion Therapy is currently legal. No law currently bans it, despite organizations such as the American Psychological Association denouncing it. Though it's not actually ambiguous (It is in fact legal), this is the best indicator of the available options.
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Feb 25, 2017–Sep 9, 2018
Not banned
Not criminalized anywhere in Central Midwest.
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