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Category Archives: Gay Marriage

The Status of Gay Marriage in South Carolina

Gay marriage. The mere mention of that phrase stirs strong passions among advocates on both sides of the issue. As a divorce attorney in Charleston, SC, I have followed the issue closely because it could dramatically affect family law in the Lowcountry – as it has done already in many states and the District of...

Supreme Court’s Decisions on Same-Sex Marriage Laws Lead to SC Court Battle

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two important decisions regarding same-sex marriage. The headline-making rulings concerned Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage, and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the law that denied federal benefits to married same-sex couples. The Supreme Court declared Proposition 8 unconstitutional and struck down DOMA.