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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...
9:45 am on Thursday July 31, 2014

Same-sex couples denied SC marriage licenses; petition drive begins

via WBTW.com Several same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses in Greenville Wednesday but were denied because of the state’s ban on gay marriages. They were part of Campaign for Southern Equality’s “We Do” campaign. Supporters of gay marriage...
10:23 am on Wednesday February 26, 2014

Freedom to Marry launches $1 million campaign across South

Freedom to Marry, a pro-gay marriage organization out of New York is funding the "Southerners for the Freedom to Marry" campaign which is co-chaired by U.S. Rep Jim Clyburn (D-Columbia).  via The Washington Post "the campaign will push to grow...
11:24 am on Wednesday February 12, 2014

Could South Carolina ruling on same-sex tax filing be catalyst for change?

Just in time for Valentine’s Day the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) issued its decree that it will not allow legally married same-sex couples - i.e. those who were wed in a state where its legal, but now reside in South Carolina - to...
8:50 am on Monday February 10, 2014

Myrtle Beach same-sex couple says new marriage rights are a step in the right direction

via WBTW.com "...Monday the United States Justice Department will extend its rights to same sex couples [...] The new rules extend to all states no matter the status of same sex marriage." Hop on over to WBTW to read the write-up of the new rules...
8:04 am on Thursday January 16, 2014

Will Palmetto State make legally-married same-sex couples pay extra taxes?

via The Weekly Surge: In September, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS announced that same-sex couples who are legally married are allowed to file with a married deduction on their federal income tax returns. This was in reaction to the...
2:08 pm on Wednesday January 15, 2014

Disabled boy pays price for parents' same-sex marriage

Lisa and Melody Rawson claim they can't get the social security checks for their disabled son because South Carolina doesn't recognize same-sex marriage. "It's heartbreaking to see what we are going through because we are married, and it's sad and...
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