- Same-sex couples CAN legally marry! Civil marriage equality cannot legally be denied at the state level, via the Supreme Court of the United States, as of 26 June 2015.
- 2 July 2015, trying to make his own rules, AG: Marriage Rights Must Coexist With Religious Freedom - From KELOLAND.com
- On 26 June 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled FOR marriage equality and that same-gender couples have the constitutional right to marry in all 50 states and all U.S. territories.
- MARRIAGE EQUALITY FAQ
- If a marriage license is refused to you, please contact one of the following legal organizations immediately!
- November 2006, South Dakota voters adopted a constitutional amendment in that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman and prohibited the recognition of same-sex relationships under any other name, such as civil unions and domestic partnership agreements. Similar restrictions appear in state statutes.
- No provision of state law addresses discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Shannon County prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity; Minnehaha County and the cities of Brookings and Sioux Falls prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
- South Dakota's hate crimes law does not address hate crimes based on gender identity or sexual orientation.