Your guide for bills to track this legislative session in S.C.

2020 South Carolina legislative session starts today 2020 Legislative Tracker The 2020 South Carolina legislative session starts today and SC Equality is committed to advocating for bills that will bring us closer to fully protecting LGBTQ South Carolinians. We are also prepared to fight against any anti-LGBTQ bill that moves this session. Our team is at the Statehouse today and will be there for the remainder of the session fighting each and [...]

Your guide for bills to track this legislative session in S.C.2020-02-26T12:35:21-05:00

South Carolina wants to ban lifesaving medical treatments for trans kids. It’s part of a bigger push around the country.

Trans children have been in the national spotlight in recent weeks, with the governor of Texas stepping in to try to stop a mother from allowing her child to transition. And last Wednesday, South Carolina legislators joined in with a bill that would ban a variety of medical treatments for trans children in our state. The bill, called the Youth Gender Reassignment Prevention Act, prohibits doctors from performing any “gender reassignment medical treatment” on a person under 18. [...]

South Carolina wants to ban lifesaving medical treatments for trans kids. It’s part of a bigger push around the country.2019-12-02T13:09:16-05:00

Medical marijuana’s chances in SC looking slim despite proposed changes

Medical marijuana’s chances in SC looking slim despite proposed changes By Andy Shain ashain@postandcourier.com Columbia Bureau Chief Mar 20, 2019 Updated Mar 20, 2019 COLUMBIA — Medical marijuana supporters amended a legislative proposal to appease concerns of South Carolina medical and law enforcement leaders, but any efforts will likely fall short unless the federal government steps in. A Senate panel led by the Statehouse’s chief medical marijuana advocate, Sen. Tom Davis, added protections on the bill Wednesday [...]

Medical marijuana’s chances in SC looking slim despite proposed changes2019-03-22T10:34:28-04:00

South Carolina lawmakers considering heartbeat abortion bill

South Carolina lawmakers considering heartbeat abortion bill An extreme outright abortion ban is set for a hearing this Thursday, and we need your voice to stop it in its tracks. H.3020 is intended to ban abortion as early as 6 weeks, regardless of women’s needs and circumstances. Passing such a ban in South Carolina poses a serious threat to women’s health, freedom, and dignity. This is a far-reaching bill drafted by extremist politicians whose goal is to eliminate all abortion in South [...]

South Carolina lawmakers considering heartbeat abortion bill2019-03-21T11:50:03-04:00

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