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Rev Jacob Duché leading in prayer at the first Continental Congress, 1774

South Dakota AG Responds to ACLU Attack on Religious Freedom

On March 16, 2016, the South Dakota Attorney General held a community meeting inviting the press and the community in order to provide an update on the death and financial investigation into the Gear Up program. Prior to beginning the meeting, a pastor opened with a general prayer. The ACLU has characterized the prayer as a constitutional violation.

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FHA Applauds Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Passage

FHA Applauds Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Passage

The “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (SB 72) becomes law in South Dakota on July 1, thanks to the overwhelming support of our compassionate legislators and Governor Dennis Daugaard. South Dakota has become the 13th state to take this step toward life and the sanctity thereof!

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Override Sought for Daugaard Restroom Protection Bill Veto

Override Sought for Daugaard Restroom Protection Bill Veto

I just got word that Rep. Fred Deutsch, the sponsor of the bill, has changed his mind and will seek to override the governor’s veto in both the house and senate. According to the representative who approached me, there are more than enough votes on the House side, but they are four votes short of a veto override on the Senate side.

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Locker room (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

FHA Laments Missed Opportunity on Transgender Bill

We sincerely believe that the Governor missed an opportunity to get out in front of this issue and help accommodate both sides in a peaceful and respectful manner.

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ADF Responds to Religious Freedom Questions in GOP Debate

ADF Responds to Religious Freedom Questions in GOP Debate

The five remaining Republican candidates for president of the United States discussed a variety of topics at Thursday’s debate in Texas, and among those topics were religious freedom, Planned Parenthood, and partial-birth abortion.

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Court Affirms Religious Liberty in Missouri

Court Affirms Religious Liberty in Missouri

A Missouri court Tuesday rejected the primary claim of a former Catholic diocese ministry worker who sued the diocese for terminating her employment once leadership learned of her same-sex union.

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Is an Extremist At Your Door?

Is an Extremist At Your Door?

Cory Heidelburger. Many of you are familiar with his work as a blogger on the Dakota Free Press, others may have heard his name in the last couple weeks when he announced his candidacy for the state Senate. But for those of you who are unfamiliar with him let me take a minute to introduce him to you.

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South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard

New South Dakota Laws

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed the following bills into law

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Nebraska Recognizes South Dakota Enhanced Conceal Weapons Permit

Nebraska Recognizes South Dakota Enhanced Conceal Weapons Permit

Today, South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced that Nebraska has officially recognized South Dakota’s enhanced concealed weapons permit for persons who are 21 years of age or older.

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Defending Freedom of Press Against Homosexual Activists

Defending Freedom of Press Against Homosexual Activists

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission ruled in 2014 that Blaine Adamson of Hands On Originals must print messages that conflict with his faith on shirts that customers order from him. ADF attorneys appealed the ruling to the Fayette Circuit Court, which reversed the commission’s decision.

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