Gender Identity Ban In South Dakota Schools

Gender Identity Ban In South Dakota Schools

Taina Batista, Reporter

South Dakota lawmakers will consider banning public school teaching on gender identity in elementary and middle schools. Some critics say that it targets transgender students in the same way some states limit the positive portrayal of homosexuality in the classroom. The state would be the first in the nation to block instruction on gender identity or gender expression. Some people claim teaching about gender identity is critical for transgender children, and it’s important for their classmates, who will grow up accepting their peers.