Gay and Lesbian South Carolina

   

South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union to
found the Confederate States of America. The center of population of South Carolina
is located in Richland County, in the city of Columbia.

The capital and largest city in the state is Columbia. The other two major centers
in the state are Charleston in the Lowcountry and Greenville in the Upstate.

Beaufort and Georgetown have been significant historical centers
and now are smaller communities with a focus on local
service and tourism.


South Carolina Gay Issues:

Gay Marriage
2006 Anti-same-sex marriage constitutional amendment
banned marriage for same-sex couples
1996 Anti-same-sex marriage statute banned marriage
for same-sex couples

Domestic Violence
Has domestic violence laws that explicitly exclude
same-sex survivors of domestic violence.

Sodomy Laws
(Felony) Maximum Penalty: 5 Years & $500.00 Fine

Second-Parent Adoption For Gays And Lesbians
It is unclear whether the state adoption law
permits second-parent adoptions.

Sexually Oriented Hate Crimes
Does not have hate crime laws that include crimes based on any characteristics.

Some South Carolina Cities:
Atlantic Beach - Beaufort - Cape Romain - Charleston - Clemson
Columbia - Florence - Fort Jackson - Greenville - Hilton Head Island
Isle of Palms - Myrtle Beach - Pamplico - Parris Island - Piedmont
St George - Salem - Santee - Spartanburg - Sumter - Williamston

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