17th April 2014
US: Off-Broadway musical heads to South Carolina to protest ‘gay book’ funding cut
10:43 PM — A South Carolina college will protest lawmakers' decisions to cut their funding over their stocking of a 'gay book', by hosting a performance of the musical based on it.
13th April 2014
US: University chancellor hits back at Republican’s claims of ‘glorifying’ gays 5
7:43 PM — A University Chancellor has hit back at the claims of a Republican politician who claimed that the institution was promoting 'a glorification of same-sex orientation'.
7th April 2014
US: University cancels comedy show after lawmaker accuses it of ‘recruiting’ lesbians 10
9:24 PM — A Republican state senator in South Carolina has accused a one-woman comedy play of 'recruiting' lesbians, forcing a performance to be cancelled.
14th March 2014
US: South Carolina hopeful attacks Republican Senator Lindsey Graham for being ‘ambiguously gay’ 3
2:11 PM — South Carolina hopeful Dave Feliciano has labelled the current GOP Senator Lindsey Graham "ambiguously gay" as part of his campaign for the senate seat.
Lesbian’s loss of earnings lawsuit hoped to overturn South Carolina gay marriage ban
1:08 PM — An attorney in the US state of South Carolina is hoping that a woman's lawsuit centred around loss of earnings due to no legal recognition of her partnership with her ex, will upend the state's laws banning same-sex marriage.
11th March 2014
South Carolina refuses to restore funding to colleges over ‘gay books’ 6
9:12 PM — The South Carolina House of Representatives has refused to restore funding that was cut from two state colleges after they stocked 'gay-themed' books.
10th March 2014
Gay Swedish footballer Anton Hysen signs for US team 2
1:35 PM — Anton Hysen has signed with fourth division US soccer team Myrtle Beach Mutiny.
21st February 2014
US: South Carolina legislators cut university funding over gay-themed literature 5
3:31 PM — Legislators in South Carolina have voted to cut $70,000 (£42,000) in funding from two public universities as punishment for recently assigning gay-themed literature to students.
11th February 2014
Eight US states still have ‘gay propaganda’ laws in schools 7
2:59 PM — Eight US states still have laws that prohibit the promotion of homosexuality in schools.
1st November 2013
US: Defence Secretary says refusing same-sex IDs is ‘wrong’
1:14 PM — Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has criticised nine US states for failing to grant full spousal benefits to the partners of gay and lesbian members of America's armed forces.
17th October 2013
US mayor: ‘God is against queers and don’t ram gay marriage down my throat!’ 41
3:41 PM — The mayor of a small town in South Carolina is under fire for responding to the arrival of equal marriage elsewhere by saying “I don’t want it rammed down by throat”, and for repeatedly using the word “queer”.
2nd October 2013
South Carolina National Guard changes benefit applications to federal offices due to equal marriage ban
7:39 PM — The National Guard in the US state of South Carolina has issued a benefit card to a same-sex couple, and is directing benefit applications to federal installations to avoid a conflict with a law banning equal marriage in the state.
8th September 2013
US: Student attempts suicide by ‘hanging himself’ after teacher bullied him with anti-gay slurs 19
11:57 AM — A student in South Carolina has attempted suicide after a school teacher allegedly used anti-gay slurs against him, calling him "gay," "gay boy," "Mrs Pete," and "Mrs Peters."
27th April 2013
US: Bill prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination to be introduced in South Carolina 12
5:59 PM — The US State of South Carolina is looking to make discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace illegal.
22nd August 2012
South Carolina creates first LGBT Political Action Committee 1
6:55 PM — A new political action committee has been created in South Carolina to fight for equality, and to end discrimination against its LGBT residents.