An article from the South Dakota Bicycle Dealers Association states that the Banger is a well-known motorcycle dealer in the state.
The association’s CEO, Jeff Siegel, is also an avid cyclist and was on the same board of the South Dakotans Bagger Bicycle Club.
But the Bager is now getting more attention.
In January, South Dakota lawmakers passed a bill that makes it illegal to discriminate based on race or gender.
The bill was originally introduced in 2016, but was stalled in 2018 when Republican Gov.
Dennis Daugaard vetoed it.
Now, the bill will be reintroduced next year and if it passes, the state will become the first to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
This comes on the heels of a similar bill that went into effect in Iowa earlier this year.
The Iowa law was signed into law by the governor on January 31, 2017, and requires anyone in Iowa to display a sticker affixed to their car stating that “I am an Iowa resident and am not a U.S. citizen or a non-citizen.”
However, Iowa is one of four states that still have discrimination laws on the books, meaning there is no state law that specifically addresses how a transgender person might feel when they’re denied a motorcycle license.
A new bill in the US Congress could change that.
The US Senate is currently debating legislation that would prohibit discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identity in the motorcycle industry.
The Motorcycle Discrimination Protection Act of 2018 is sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and is slated to be introduced this week.
Warren has previously expressed concerns about transgender people being treated unequally when it comes to licensing.
“I have spoken out against discriminatory practices in the motor vehicle industry, including sexual orientation discrimination, for more than 20 years,” Warren said in a statement.
“We must do more to ensure that our motor vehicle companies and our nation’s motorcyclists are fully inclusive of all Americans and will not discriminate against anyone based on who they are or who they love.”
The bill also provides for the suspension of all licenses and prohibits any person from discriminating against any person on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital status, familial status, genetic information, age or other lawfully protected status.
The proposed legislation would also prohibit any person in the United States from discriminating in the hiring, firing, promotion, suspension, or disciplinary process of any person who is licensed, employed or contracted by a motor vehicle manufacturer, distributor, or other person.
The Senate has also held hearings on the bill, and the House is currently holding one.
The legislation has received widespread support from motorcycle riders.
“My heart goes out to any motorcycle shop that has a transgender employee,” motorcycle advocate, Chris O’Connell, said in an interview with the South Bend Tribune.
“The fact that they would have to make such a statement just makes me sick to my stomach.”
While it is unlikely that the bill would ever make it to President Trump’s desk, the fact that it is being considered by Congress shows just how much the issue of transgender people in the workplace is an issue that’s getting more and more attention from both the White House and the American public.
“Transgender people have always been marginalized in the workforce, but they’re seeing it get more and the issues are getting more visible,” South Dakota Bicycle Dealer, Jeff Snyder, told the Tribune.
This issue is a big one for President Trump, who is known for his controversial comments on race and politics.
He has already spoken out on the issue, but also made it clear that he’s not going to sit idly by while others continue to discriminate against transgender people.
“You look at all of these people who are getting killed, and then you look at these kids who are being hurt, and you think, well maybe he should do something about it,” Trump said during a press conference in March.
“Because, you know, they are hurting us, they’re hurting our children, and I don’t think he’s going to allow that to continue.”
Trump’s position on transgender people isn’t the only thing that has prompted concern among South Dakoteans about the Baggs’ new position.
The motorcycle industry is one industry that is struggling with the issue that transgender people face in the employment and transportation space.
According to a 2017 report by the American Association of Motorcycle Dealers, the transgender community was overrepresented among employees of bike shops and retailers in 2015.
And the National Association of Manufacturers has also indicated that they expect the industry to see an increase in the number of transgender employees in the next decade.
The Bagger is owned by two women, Sarah and Christine, who have been riding motorcycles for the last 18 years.
Both of them are part