Discrimination Exists

Discrimination Exits

Discrimination in South Carolina

Despite the significant progress our community has made, there is still no statewide law that prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ South Carolinians. This means that, according to state law, it is legal to fire someone, evict them from housing, or deny them service at a restaurant just because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). While it is illegal to discriminate in employment, housing and public accommodations based race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, handicap or marital status, the LGBTQ community is currently left out of statewide non-discrimination protections.

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It’s time to pass the Uniform Anti Discrimination Act

Now more than ever, we know we need to pass the Uniform Anti Discrimination Act which would finally prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ South Carolinians. This bill will finally ensure that South Carolina is a safe place to live, work, and play for all people, including those who are LGBTQ.

Although no statewide law yet exists, SC Equality has been successfully working with our local partners all over the state to ensure LGBT people are protected from discrimination at the local level. Public opinion has been steadily moving in our direction. Polls show that nearly 72% of South Carolinians support fully inclusive laws to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.

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It’s time to pass the Workplace Freedom Act

In addition to the Uniform Anti Discrimination Act , there is another bill, the Workplace Freedom Act, introduced by Representative Mandy Powers-Norrell, which would finally prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ South Carolinians in the workplace.

Although no statewide law yet exists, SC Equality has been successfully working with our local partners all over the state to ensure LGBT people are protected from discrimination at the local level. Public opinion has been steadily moving in our direction. Polls show that nearly 72% of South Carolinians support fully inclusive laws to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.

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It’s time to pass the Workplace Freedom Act

In addition to the Uniform Anti Discrimination Act , there is another bill, the Workplace Freedom Act, introduced by Representative Mandy Powers-Norrell, which would finally prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ South Carolinians in the workplace.

Although no statewide law yet exists, SC Equality has been successfully working with our local partners all over the state to ensure LGBT people are protected from discrimination at the local level. Public opinion has been steadily moving in our direction. Polls show that nearly 72% of South Carolinians support fully inclusive laws to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.

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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 [...]

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