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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
South Carolina officials say a lawsuit against the Department of Motor Vehicles is moot now that gay couples can marry. ...

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S.C. lawmaker wants to protect officials for refusing same-sex marriage licenses

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Lee Bright
A South Carolina lawmaker is proposing a bill to protect officials for refusing same-sex marriage licenses based on religious beliefs ...

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South Carolina to take same-sex marriage case to U.S. Supreme Court

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
State officials in South Carolina notified a federal appeals court Monday that they plan to ask the Supreme Court to hear an appeal on the issue of same-sex marriage, in advance of any decision by the appeals court. ...

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South Carolina state agencies begin recognizing same-sex marriages

Thursday, November 20, 2014
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Government agencies in South Carolina began recognizing gay marriages on Thursday, extending health care coverage to the spouses and children of same-sex couples who work for the state. Residents can also now change their last name on ...

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