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The Status of Gay Marriage in South Carolina

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Peck1Gay 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 Columbia. Historically, marriage has been defined exclusively as the union between a man and a woman. However, many states now recognize gay marriage as a consequence of the passage of new laws or court decisions. [Read more…]

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

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Supreme Court - The Peck Law FirmRecently, 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. [Read more…]

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