The Governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem, keeps digging a deeper hole for herself because she is thinking only about herself. When the State was offered Medicaid she turned it down even though 40,000 South Dakotans do not have medical insurance.
And now she just signed a bill that would ban transgirls for girls’ sports at a high school and college level.
She should have taken a look at what happened to other states that did the same thing to transgirls.
We think the topic of transgender is not a political issue or a moral issue. It is a human issue.
South Dakota prides its self as a magnet for tourism. It often claims that tourism is the biggest economic contributor to the state’s growth. What will it cost the state if tourists take umbrage at the ban on transgender girls from participating in sports?
Several Native Sun News Employees have run into Native American tourists at Mount Rushmore or Crazy Horse Memorial throughout the year. Native Americans from the wealthy gaming tribe often travel to places as tourists. Perhaps if they do not come to Rapid City or the Black Hills in protest of this transgender ban it will not have a major impact on tourism, but then again it won’t help.
As a matter of fact many of these Native Americans from other states and other tribes stop by the office of NSNT just to say hello. We know they go to the tourist attractions, pay their fees to get in, buy souvenirs, stay in local hotels, and eat in local restaurants. As a matter of fact, many of our Non-Native readers are also frequent visitors to the Black Hills and Rapid City.
This year, because Gov. Noem has chosen to discriminate against members of the LGBTQ community, we think that this idiotic action deserves rebuttal and we would advise all of our readers to boycott South Dakota until some common sense returns to the state government.
But don’t just boycott. Let Gov. Noem and her Republican henchmen and women legislators know that you are boycotting South Dakota because of the discrimination against the LGBTQ community.
We expect our elected official to be lawmakers not troublemakers. What Noem did was wrong and she could have prevented it from happening but instead she caved into the beliefs of conservative colleagues and chose those discriminatory beliefs over common sense.
Boycott South Dakota.
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