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South Dakota will let boys dance

May 08, 2018 I By CALEB TROTTER

Last month we sued the South Dakota High School Activities Association for its discriminatory rule that prohibits boys from participating in high school Competitive Dance. Today, the Association did the right thing and voted to suspend the discriminatory rule for the upcoming school year. As a result, our client, Freddie Linden, will be able to dance this fall. We commend the Association for its quick action in changing the rule before school lets out for the summer. In the coming months, the Association will consider making a permanent change to the rule, and we are hopeful that the Association will permanently remove the rule and just let the boys dance. As for our lawsuit, the legal team is currently weighing all of its options moving forward.

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