Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Division of Human Rights

Public Accommodations/Public Services

No person can be denied the right to the full and equal use of any public accommodation or public service in South Dakota because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, disability or national origin.

A public accommodation is any place that offers facilities, goods or services to the general public. Private clubs that do not serve the general public are not included. If a private club occasionally offers such facilities, goods or services to the public, it is considered a public accommodation only during that period of time.

Public services include hospitals, police, welfare and all departments, agencies, boards or commissions owned, operated or managed by or for the State of South Dakota or any political subdivision.


The information provided on this website should in no way be considered legal advice. For specific information about your legal rights, you should consult your personal attorney. If you have a general question, contact us.