Pierre, S.D., Jan 30, 2020 / 15:32 pm
A bill aiming to ban sex-reassignment surgery and puberty-blocking medication for minors passed the South Dakota House of Representatives by a vote of 46-23 on Wednesday.
Christopher Motz, executive director of the South Dakota Catholic Conference, praised the vote.
"Given the moral and ethical issues at stake, which are fundamental to the integral good of the human person, it's great to see such a strong vote in the House," he told CNA Thursday.
"The voices of faithful citizens encouraging their elected leaders no doubt contributed to this positive result," he continued. "As the bill advances to the Senate, the voices of faithful citizens will be crucial to securing another strong vote."