Topics :: 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.

SC Mayor Spews Anti-Gay Rhetoric in Facebook Post

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Oct 17, 2013
The mayor of West Union, S.C., a small town of about 300, is making waves this week after making controversial remarks about marriage equality in a Facebook posting.

Columbia, SC Overrides Police Chief on Gay Parade

By Bobby McGuire | Friday Oct 4, 2013
Columbia officials have overridden a decision by interim police chief Ruben Santiago to order two officers to march in the South Carolina Gay Pride Parade even though they did not want to participate.

Gay Couple Sues SC Over Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Tuesday Sep 3, 2013
A ¬≠legally married gay couple living in South Carolina is suing to have the state’s ban on gay marriage overturned.

S.C. Group Launching Same-Sex Marriage Effort

Thursday Aug 15, 2013
A group in South Carolina is teaming up with the American Civil Liberties Union to explore legal options for same-sex couples.