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12:45 am on Wednesday November 19, 2014

S.C. Same-sex marriage ban to end Thursday

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson’s' bid to stop gay couples from getting married, and such unions will become legal as of Thursday in the state, if the U.S. Supreme Court doesn't intervene.
11:57 am on Wednesday November 12, 2014

S.C.'s Gay marriage ban overuled by federal judge

U.S. District Judge Richard Mark Gergel said South Carolina's Constitutional ban on same-sex marriages could not continue. But the ruling is stayed until November 20, giving a chance for appeals to be heard by the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme...
12:45 am on Tuesday June 17, 2014

Myrtle Beach approves far-reaching gay rights protections

With little fanfare, the city of Myrtle Beach last week became a leader in gay and lesbian rights in South Carolina. The city council passed a resolution adding new language to its human rights ordinance at its June 14 meeting, and gay rights...
1:26 pm on Thursday May 22, 2014

Bluffton gets a nod in Onion's homofobia spoof

No word on why the fictitious Bluffton man can't stop thinking about two men kissing.
9:02 am on Tuesday September 3, 2013

Columbia couple challenging SC's gay marriage ban

A Highway Patrol Trooper and her partner will be the first South Carolinians to challenge the state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions.
8:24 am on Monday August 5, 2013

Photos from Charleston Pride's first downtown parade

This year the Charleston Pride Festival for the first time held its parade in downtown Charleston on King Street — if you missed it, check out William King's photo gallery. View them at the source here. 
1:32 am on Saturday August 3, 2013

Charleston Pride Week event schedule is here

The 2013 Charleston Pride Festival will be held from July 29th until August 4th, with the parade on Saturday, August 3rd, at 9 a.m. Here’s a look at the schedule.
8:15 am on Tuesday April 2, 2013

Marriage equality topic of CCU ethics lecture on Thursday

You can't be on Facebook without encoutering a sea of profile pictures consisting of a red equal sign in support of marriage equality. Coastal Carolina University will host a lecture on the topic given by visiting ethicist Russ Shafer-Landau;on...
3:21 pm on Saturday March 30, 2013

A surge in Charleston Facebook photos to support same-sex marriage

If you're a regular Facebook user you've undoubtedly seen at least one or two users change their Facebook profile to a variation like one of the above shown pink-on-red equal signs. Switch the profile image is aimed at showing support for marriage...
12:07 pm on Tuesday March 26, 2013

Video from the pro-gay marriage rally in Charleston

Hundreds demonstrated on the steps of the U.S. Customs House in downtown Charleston Monday ahead of two Supreme Court cases that could pave the way for same-sex marriage across the country.