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Judge: State must pay legal fees in gay marriage case

Monday, August 10, 2015
Nichols Beckley, left and, Colleen Condon
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson must pay over $135,000 in legal fees. ...

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Church drops Boy Scouts over gay leadership decision

Sunday, August 9, 2015
The church "will appoint Scout leaders and volunteers who uphold and exemplify church doctrine, values, and standards," Mormon leaders said in the statement.
The Presbyterian church is dropping its nearly 50-year association with the organization. ...

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Gay marriage plaintiffs seek almost $250,000 in costs

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
In Charleston, attorneys for Colleen Condon and her partner Nichols Bleckley who sued to get a marriage license, earlier asked for $153,000 in legal fees.
Same-sex couples had sued in South Carolina for the right to be married. ...

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SC gay marriage plaintiffs can now seek legal fees

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Colleen Condon, left, and her partner Nichols Bleckley appear at a news conference in Charleston, S.C., shortly after filing a federal lawsuit seeking the right to marry in South Carolina.
Couples who challenged South Carolina's gay marriage ban in the federal courts can now seek tens of thousands of dollars in court costs. ...

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Transgender teen settles with South Carolina over driver’s license photo

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Chase Culpepper
A transgender South Carolina teenager has settled a lawsuit challenging the state Department of Motor Vehicles' policy governing a person's choice to take a driver's license photo wearing makeup. ...

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GOP voters in early primary, caucus states say opposition to gay marriage ‘unacceptable’

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Jean Dawell of Delhi joined hundred of others along with the group Why Marriage Matters Ohio at a rally for gay marriage in Lytle Park, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 in Cincinnati.
About half of likely Republican primary and caucus voters in key early states of New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina says that opposition to same-sex marriage is unacceptable in a candidate, according to a new poll. ...

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South Carolina 4th Circuit appeal of same-sex marriage cases

Monday, December 15, 2014
The Lewis F. Powell Jr. Courthouse in Richmond, Va., is home to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
The Fourth Circuit has consolidated the two South Caroling marriage cases and granted the state's motion to put the appeals on hold while they seek relief from the U.S. Supreme Court. ...

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Marriage News Watch: Dec. 15, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014
New research shows why marriage equality has been so successful so fast. Plus, a recap of last week's marriage equality developments. ...

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Lawyers in South Carolina gay marriage case want state to pay legal fees

Friday, December 12, 2014
Colleen Condon, left, and Nichols Bleckley are plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit challenging South Carolina's gay marriage ban.
Lawyers are seeking reimbursement of $150,000 in legal fees to fight the ban after the state continued to deny same-sex marriages despite a 4th Circuit Court ruling. ...

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S.C. says marriage rulings make gay couple’s name change lawsuit moot

Thursday, December 11, 2014
In Charleston, attorneys for Colleen Condon and her partner Nichols Bleckley who sued to get a marriage license, earlier asked for $153,000 in legal fees.
South Carolina officials say a lawsuit against the Department of Motor Vehicles is moot now that gay couples can marry. ...

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