Topics :: South Carolina

S.C. Gubernatorial Candidate: Time to Stop Defending Marriage Ban

Sunday Aug 3, 2014
Gov. Nikki Haley's Democratic challenger says South Carolina should "pause" in defending against a legal challenge to the state's gay marriage ban, while a Republican state Senate leader says he believes the end of the ban is inevitable.

Gay Couples Denied Marriage Licenses in South Carolina

Thursday Jul 31, 2014
Five same-sex couples have been turned down for marriage licenses in a South Carolina county.

SC Gay Couples Seek Marriage Licenses

Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
Six same-sex couples are going to ask the Greenville County Probate Court for marriage licenses.

AC Attorney General: Gay Marriage Still Illegal

By Jeffrey Collins | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
South Carolina's attorney general said the state's ban on gay marriage is still in place and he will continue to fight a lawsuit trying to overturn it despite a ruling by a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over South Carolina.

SC Senate Finance Rejects Effort to Punish Colleges for Assigning Gay-Themed Books

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday May 1, 2014
The South Carolina Senate’s budget-writing committee has rejected an effort to punish two South Carolina universities for assigning gay-themed books to freshmen.

SC Police Chief Says Firing was Because She’s Gay

Friday Apr 18, 2014
The police chief of the Dillon County town of Latta has been fired and she says it is because she is gay.

Woodrow Wilson’s Columbia Home Reopens to the Public

By Meg Kinnard | Monday Feb 17, 2014
After nearly a decade of renovations, the South Carolina home where President Woodrow Wilson lived as a teenager is reopening to the public as a museum not only about the politician but also the Reconstruction Era.

Columbia, South Carolina: "Famously Hot"

By Bruce Smith | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
South Carolina’s most popular tourist destinations include Charleston’s Historic District and Myrtle Beach. But now its capital city Columbia is redoubling efforts to attract visitors as it markets itself as "Famously Hot."

Gov, AG: SC Not Required to Honor Gay Marriages

By Meg Kinnard | Friday Nov 15, 2013
Attorneys for Gov. Nikki Haley and Attorney General Alan Wilson said in court papers filed this week that the state of South Carolina doesn’t have to recognize gay marriages performed legally in other states and the nation’s capital.

Gay Hate Crimes Activist Speaks in SC

Monday Oct 21, 2013
The mother of Matthew Shepard is speaking in Charleston. It’s been 15 years since Shepard, who was gay, was abducted and beaten to death in Laramie, Wyo.