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SC Equality brings the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in South Carolina, striving to create a state that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ South Carolinians.

We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve.

We’re fighting for full LGBTQ equality on multiple fronts: passing pro-equality legislation, electing pro-equality leaders, fighting for civil rights in the courtroom and reducing disparities in LGBTQ health and well-being. Will you join us?

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SC Equality tirelessly lobbies the South Carolina General Assembly and mobilizes our communities to promote
legislation on issues that matter most to you, including marriage equality, parental rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence,
privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, domestic partnerships, and HIV/AIDS.

As bills are being filed for the 2020 General Assembly session, check back often to learn what
SC Equality is supporting and opposing.

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SC Equality tirelessly lobbies the South Carolina General Assembly and mobilizes our communities to promote
legislation on issues that matter most to you, including marriage equality, parental rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence,
privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, domestic partnerships, and HIV/AIDS.

As bills are being filed for the 2020 General Assembly session, check back often to learn what
SC Equality is supporting and opposing.

Learn More

Our Work
At The
Statehouse

Learn More

Our
Legislative
Agenda

Learn More

Find
Your
Legislators

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SC Equality Litigation Task Force

As part of SC Equality’s organization, we assess situations in South Carolina where LGBTQ individuals rights have been violated and take legal action to protect those rights. We select cases that will have the greatest impact in protecting and advancing the rights of LGBT people across the Palmetto state.

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SC Equality Litigation Task Force

As part of SC Equality’s organization, we assess situations in South Carolina where LGBTQ individuals rights have been violated and take legal action to protect those rights. We select cases that will have the greatest impact in protecting and advancing the rights of LGBT people across the Palmetto state.

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Voting While Transgender South Carolina

Current voter ID laws present a unique obstacle to voting in local, state, and national elections for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals.

Regardless of whether you have ever had trouble voting in the past, this year, voter ID laws may make it harder for many trans people to vote. Even if you have the required ID, the new laws may encourage additional scrutiny toward and bias against trans voters. It is important that every trans person takes steps now to make sure they can vote on Election Day. This was written to give all trans people the information they need to be able to cast their votes and to respond to possible problems at polling places.

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Voting While Transgender South Carolina

Current voter ID laws present a unique obstacle to voting in local, state, and national elections for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals.

Regardless of whether you have ever had trouble voting in the past, this year, voter ID laws may make it harder for many trans people to vote. Even if you have the required ID, the new laws may encourage additional scrutiny toward and bias against trans voters. It is important that every trans person takes steps now to make sure they can vote on Election Day. This was written to give all trans people the information they need to be able to cast their votes and to respond to possible problems at polling places.

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115,000 Voices for Equality.
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across South Carolina.

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Latest News

What’s your voting plan in November?

October 2nd, 2020|

We're 32 days until the most important election of our lifetime. What's your plan? The deadline to Register to Vote online is Sunday, Oct. 4th! COLUMBIA, SC - Voting should never be a confusing process, but with the spread COVID-19, we know that many South Carolinians still have questions about how to vote in the November 3rd [...]

There’s still time.

October 1st, 2020|

There's still time. COLUMBIA, SC -- We know one of the last things on your mind today is the 2020 Census. I get it. You, like so many others, are probably still trying to recover from that train wreck (disguised as a presidential debate) Tuesday night. However, there is one very important task we all need to complete every [...]

Celebrities turn out to raise money for SC Equality PAC

September 23rd, 2020|

Celebrities turn out to raise money for SC Equality PAC COLUMBIA, SC - Celebrities turn out for a LIVE Virtual Fundraiser OUT AND VOTING to raise money for SC Equality PAC, the political action committee of SC Equality, on Thursday, October 14, 2020 at 7:30PM. Ty Herndon, Country Music Artist [...]

House Returns to Take Up Voter Safety in November

September 15th, 2020|

House Returns to Take Up Voter Safety in November Tuesday, September 15, 2020 COLUMBIA, SC - SC Equality is back at the Statehouse as the the House returns today at noon to take up H.5305, the bill amended in the Senate to protect general election voters during the pandemic. The very important positive aspects of the bill are [...]

Read More News

Latest News

What’s your voting plan in November?

October 2nd, 2020|

We're 32 days until the most important election of our lifetime. What's your plan? The deadline to Register to Vote online is Sunday, Oct. 4th! COLUMBIA, SC - Voting should never be a confusing process, but with the spread COVID-19, we know that many South Carolinians still have questions about how to vote in the November 3rd [...]

There’s still time.

October 1st, 2020|

There's still time. COLUMBIA, SC -- We know one of the last things on your mind today is the 2020 Census. I get it. You, like so many others, are probably still trying to recover from that train wreck (disguised as a presidential debate) Tuesday night. However, there is one very important task we all need to complete every [...]

Celebrities turn out to raise money for SC Equality PAC

September 23rd, 2020|

Celebrities turn out to raise money for SC Equality PAC COLUMBIA, SC - Celebrities turn out for a LIVE Virtual Fundraiser OUT AND VOTING to raise money for SC Equality PAC, the political action committee of SC Equality, on Thursday, October 14, 2020 at 7:30PM. Ty Herndon, Country Music Artist [...]

House Returns to Take Up Voter Safety in November

September 15th, 2020|

House Returns to Take Up Voter Safety in November Tuesday, September 15, 2020 COLUMBIA, SC - SC Equality is back at the Statehouse as the the House returns today at noon to take up H.5305, the bill amended in the Senate to protect general election voters during the pandemic. The very important positive aspects of the bill are [...]

Read More News