Our Priority Issues in 2020

Our Priority Issues in 2020

Our Focus

SC Equality represents a large and diverse group of individuals across South Carolina on a wide array of issues. Some of the core issues that we have focused include safe schools for LGBT students, workplace fairness and employment protections, public safety, parental and adoption rights, marriage equality, and HIV / AIDS and other health related issues, just to name a few. The following outlines the issues SC Equality will focus on moving forward.

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DISCRIMINATION
EXIST

Widespread Discrimination Continues to Shape LGBT People’s Lives in Both Subtle and Significant Ways

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YOUTH AND SAFE SCHOOLS

LGBT youth are more likely to experience stress and fear in school than are non-LGBT youth.

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HATE CRIME
IS REAL

The number of hate crime incidents targeting LGBTQ in the United States increased by nearly 6 percent over the previous year.

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Transgender Rights

SC Equality’s Transgender Inclusion Initiative, known as TransAction South Carolina, continues to grow grassroots engagement and influence state public policy.

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Transgender Rights

SC Equality’s Transgender Inclusion Initiative, known as TransAction South Carolina, continues to grow grassroots engagement and influence state public policy.

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Adoption

The times have changed, and it is no longer considered unacceptable by most of society for LGBT couples to raise children.  However!

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Adoption

The times have changed, and it is no longer considered unacceptable by most of society for LGBT couples to raise children.  However!

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PARENTAL
RIGHTS

Gay and transgender people become parents in diverse ways including adoption, technology, and previous heterosexual relationships.

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MARRIAGE AND
RELATIONSHIPS

In South Carolina, we believe in the strength and dignity of all families. Every family deserves respect and support, and those who receive it are better positioned to thrive.

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GUN VIOLENCE
PREVENTION

SC Equality is committed to common sense gun violence prevention measures in combination with our work to move equality forward for LGBTQ people.

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PARENTAL
RIGHTS

HELPING THE MEDIA TELL OUR STORY
Media Kits are available. To obtain a quote, request an interview or gather information about SC Equality, click on Media Resources.

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MARRIAGE AND
RELATIONSHIPS

We are on the lookout for student leaders in grades 8-12 during the 2019-2020 school year who are interested in sharing their stories in all kinds of media – from print, radio and TV, to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and more.

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GUN VIOLENCE
PREVENTION

SC Equality is an equal employment opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all interested persons.

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Voter Mobilization

133,000 Voices for Equality

The gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in South Carolina has become a defining feature of our state’s political landscape.

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Voter Mobilization

135,000 Voices for Equality

The gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in South Carolina has become a defining feature of our state’s political landscape.

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HIV Advocacy

We are committed to combating HIV in the state of South Carolina, which ranks # 17 in the nation for HIV transmissions.

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HIV Advocacy

We are committed to combating HIV in the state of South Carolina, which ranks # 17 in the nation for HIV transmissions.

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AGING LGBT
SENIOR RIGHTS

SC Equality works to raise awareness about the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders and about the unique barriers they encounter in gaining access to housing, healthcare, long-term care and other needed services.

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RELIGIOUS
EXEMPTIONS

Religious liberty is a fundamental American value, protected by the First Amendment and numerous state and federal laws. But religious liberty doesn’t give anyone special rights to discriminate against others just because of who they are.

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RACIAL
JUSTICE

Issues of Racial Justice and Inclusion serves as a starting point, rather than a definitive analysis, that can inform efforts to work on racial justice and inclusion within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement.

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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