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Although the US Supreme Court has held that the federal government cannot discriminate against gay and lesbian couples legally married and living in a state that recognizes that marriage, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) couples living in South Dakota are not legally recognized as spouses even if they were married in a marriage equality state or country.
Here is a run-down on South Dakota law affecting the LGBTQ community:
1 Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships: South Dakota voters adopted a constitutional amendment in November 2006 that defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman and prohibited the recognition of same-sex relationships under any other name, such as civil unions and domestic partnership agreements. Similar restrictions appear in the state statutes as well.
2 Adoption Law: South Dakota permits adoption by individuals. There are no explicit prohibitions on adoption by same-sex couples or on second-parent adoptions.
3 Anti-Discrimination Law:No provision of South Dakota law explicitly addresses discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation or gender identity. South Dakota’s hate crimes law does not address hate crimes based on gender identity or sexual orientation.
4 Sodomy Law: In 1862 the Territory of the Dakotas, which included modern-day North and South Dakota, enacted a criminal ban on heterosexual and homosexual sodomy, which was defined as “crimes against nature” and subsequently interpreted by the State Supreme court to include anal intercourse and fellatio. In 1976, private, adult, consensual and non-commercial acts of sodomy were legalized with an age of consent set at thirteen years. The age of consent was later raised to fifteen years.
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