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A bill which would make it illegal to change a person’s sex on their birth certificate in South Dakota, was defeated in committee Tuesday 7-6 has been revived by what is called a “legislative smoke out." 


House Bill 1076, which has been called anti-trans legislation, was defeated Tuesday but will likely be voted on by the entire house late Wednesday afternoon.  A smoke out is when one-third of a house can require a committee to deliver a bill to the full body the next legislative day. 


The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Fred Deutsch of Florence moved to invoke the rule after the defeat.  It will require a larger majority to debate and pass however, due to the rule invoked to revive it.  The ACLU of South Dakota has already threatened to take the state to court on HB 1076 if made law.