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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Palmetto State.


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South Carolina Governor: No Need for Anti-Transgender Restroom Restrictions Law

By Adam Polaski • August 2, 2017, 1:41 pm Governor McMaster is the latest Republican in a long line of Republican Governors to condemn bills that restrict transgender people from using the restroom.
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LGBT Groups Launch Petition Drive Against Anti-Transgender Lawsuit

By Adam Polaski • October 5, 2016, 11:35 am Today Freedom for All Americans (FFAA) and more than a dozen state equality campaigns and organizations across the country launched a petition drive calling out attempts to roll back existing protections for transgender Americans.
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Two Virulently Anti-LGBT Lawmakers Toppled in Primary Races

By Adam Polaski • June 29, 2016, 11:16 am Yesterday, June 28, two of the nation’s most virulently anti-LGBT legislators lost their primary elections on Tuesday night.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Big Steps Forward in Missouri, Louisiana and South Carolina

By Adam Polaski • April 30, 2016, 8:04 am We're nearing the end of legislative sessions in many states this month, and as they draw to a close, we're seeing continued momentum in favor of LGBT non-discrimination protections – and against anti-LGBT proposals.
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South Carolina Bill Banning Transgender People from Public Restroom Use Will Not Advance

By Adam Polaski • April 29, 2016, 9:53 am Great news this week out of South Carolina, where lawmakers are clearly learning from the mistakes of their neighbors in North Carolina. House Bill 1203, a bill that sought to deny access to restrooms and other sex-segregated facilities to transgender people, will not advance this year.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Avalanche of Business & Celebrity Opposition to Anti-LGBT Laws

By Adam Polaski • April 15, 2016, 4:55 pm With steps forward in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Massachusetts, executive orders issued in North Carolina and Mississippi, and legislative advances for anti-LGBT bills in Alabama and Missouri, there was lots happening. Here's a roundup:
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Anti-LGBT Legislation Prompts Historic Pushback

By Adam Polaski • April 8, 2016, 5:04 pm This week Mississippi joined North Carolina as one of the few states to actually pass egregious anti-LGBT legislation this year – but the bill quickly pushed through by the Mississippi Legislature and signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant is one of the worst we've seen in the country.
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South Carolina’s Republican Governor Nikki Haley Says Anti-Transgender Bill is Not Necessary

By Adam Polaski • April 7, 2016, 4:03 pm "While other states are having this battle, this is not a battle that we’ve seen is needed in South Carolina," Gov. Haley said of a bill that would restrict bathroom access for transgender people.