Pair of South Dakota laws on CRT, women's sports go into effect

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Pierre, SD) -- South Dakota's law protecting fairness in girls' and women's sports takes effect Friday.

SB 46 was the first bill Governor Noem signed into law during the 2022 legislative session. She says it gives biological girls equal opportunity and is heralded as the "toughest law in the nation" to protect women's sports.

Meanwhile, College students and faculty in South Dakota will no longer be forced to learn about Critical Race Theory. HB 1012 also takes effect Friday. Governor Noem says the legislation prevents CRT from being forced on students.

CRT is also restricted at the K-12 level in South Dakota, and in North Dakota as well.