As a gay couple together since 1992, we believe that marriage and all the responsibilities and benefits that come with it should be available to committed gay and lesbian couples everywhere. So we created Purple Unions, a place where gay and lesbian couples can find gay friendly wedding vendors to help them plan their perfect wedding day.
South Dakota currently does not allow or recognize marriages between gay and lesbian couples, and has both a legal and constitutional ban on gay marriage, buta marriage equality lawsuit is working its way through the courts. The state does allow adoption by gay and lesbian couples.
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Relationship Recognition: Constitutional Ban
Out of State Recognition: No
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Marriage Equality Ruling in South Dakota
Jan 13th, 2015
A Federal Judge struck down South Dakota's marriage equality ban yesterday.
The Washington Blade reports:
In a 28-page decision, U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier, a Clinton appointee, grants summary judgement to plaintiff same-sex couples in the case, saying the South Dakota's marriage ban runs contrary to their rights to equal protection and due process under the U.S. Constitution. "In Loving,... read_more
South Dakota Restaurant Makes Employee Wear "Gaytard" Name Badge
Jun 26th, 2014
Heres one for all those folks who say there is no discrimination against gays and lesbians in the workplace.
Fast food restaurants are always looking for convenient ways to make your life easier, and a Taco John's in South Dakota has come up with a remarkable new innovation. The Yankton restaurant made a 16-year-old employee named Tyler Brandt... read_more