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South Carolina judge accepts marriage license application from same-sex couple

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Nichols Beckley, left and, Colleen Condon after their application for a marriage license was accepted on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 by a probate judge in Charleston. S.C. The couple will receive the license Thursday after a 24-hour waiting period unless the issuance is stayed by the South Carolina Supreme Court or another appropriate court.
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A South Carolina court accepted a same-sex marriage application Wednesday and plans to issue a license despite the state's constitutional ban against the practice and the attorney general's pledge to defend it.

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S.C. businesses roll out the red carpet for ‘Big Gay’ wedding celebration

Friday, August 15, 2014
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CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Gay rights advocates hope the buzz surrounding a "Big, Gay 'I Do'" wedding celebration in Charleston will show how much money South Carolina's businesses are losing to the state's ban on same-sex marriage. With federal courts overturning similar bans in other states, advocates in a city that's already one of the nation's top wedding locales decided to...

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Victory Fund announces ‘Ten Races to Watch’ featuring LGBT candidates

Friday, October 25, 2013
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The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund has announced its annual “Races to Watch” list featuring openly LGBT candidates, naming 10 candidates involved in groundbreaking runs for political office this year. Victory has endorsed a total of 85 out candidates for 2013, an all-time high for an odd numbered year.

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Lawsuit alleges anti-gay bullying by Charleston, S.C. high school teacher

Saturday, September 7, 2013
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — A high school math teacher in South Carolina bullied a student so mercilessly as "gay" that the boy tried to kill himself, the teen and his mother claim in court.

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New political ad targets U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint’s anti-gay comments

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.)
CHARLESTON, S.C -- A new political ad is emphasizing U.S. Senator Jim DeMint's previously stated belief that LGBT people shouldn't be allowed to teach in schools has angered DeMint supporters because, they claim, it falsely portrays the Senator as anti-Semitic.

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