South Carolina

South Carolina

Lambda Legal and 75 Orgs Urge HHS Not to Grant SC License to Discriminate

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South Carolina had requested the waiver on behalf of Miracle Hill Ministries, one of the state’s largest foster agencies that explicitly rejects non-Protestant and LGBT potential foster and adoptive families and people seeking to mentor children in its care. ...
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South Carolina High School Reverses Position on Lesbian Student’s Right to Wear T-Shirt

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Chesnee High School student Brianna Popour wore a t-shirt bearing the message “Nobody Knows I’m A Lesbian.” ...
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Out Candidate Ginny Deerin is Running for Mayor of Charleston

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LGBT candidate Ginny Deerin is running for mayor of Charleston. The Victory Fund is endorsing her campaign, as they did with Annise Parker. ...
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Chick-fil-A Opens to Hundreds in Bellevue, Tacoma Next

Chick-fil-A opens in Bellevue, Washington April 9, 2015
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The anti-gay controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A began in 2012 when CEO Dan Cathy publicly condemned same-sex marriage. ...
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South Carolina College Publicly Condemns Homosexuality

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Last year, Drew Davis and Juan Varona came out and were embraced by teammates, coaches, teachers, and fellow students, but Erskine publicly condemned them. ...
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Charlotte Pride Office Gets New Home at Trinity Lutheran Church

A work in progress — pictured here, the Charlotte Pride office’s lounge space featuring local artist Edwin Gill’s “Face of Pride” mural, comprised of thousands of thumbprints collected from visitors at the 2014 Charlotte Pride Festival. The mural was made possible by support from the Arts & Science Council.
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The Charlotte facility offers 2,100 square feet of office, meeting, conference, lounge, and storage space for casual conversations and meetings. ...
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U.S. Supreme Court Clears Way for Same-Sex Couples to Marry in South Carolina

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Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the motion filed by South Carolina’s Attorney General to further delay the start of marriage for same-sex couples. ...
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Fourth Circuit Rejects Attempt to Delay Marriage in South Carolina

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denied South Carolina’s motion to stay last week’s ruling striking down the state’s marriage ban. ...
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Swift Movement on Marriage Equality Urged in South Carolina

First South Carolina Couple Requesting Same-Sex Marriage License
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South Carolina is obligated to follow the marriage ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals striking down a similar ban in Virginia. ...
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Fired Lesbian Police Chief Receives Community Support in South Carolina

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The openly gay chief of South Carolina was fired by Mayor Earl Bullard after he was caught on the record saying he trusted alcoholics more than homosexuals. ...
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