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 expansion of absentee voting to all qualified electors and provision [...]
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SC Equality PAC Announces 1st Round of Endorsements for 2020 COLUMBIA, S.C. - The SC Equality PAC, the political action committee of SC Equality, the statewide LGBTQ civil rights group, has weighed in with it's 1st round of endorsements for state and local races for the 2020 season. And in a state that consistently ranks in the bottom tier for LGBTQ rights, the decisions on which candidates who [...]
Safe Elections 2020 Update COLUMBIA, SC - The Senate met yesterday, September 2, and passed election reform measures, using the “strike and replace” mechanism that we've seen before, using H.5305 as a vehicle. You can read the bill at https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess123_2019-2020/bills/5305.htm. It was made very clear that this is a Republican caucus bill. Attempts by Democrats to modify it were immediately tabled, one after the other. The amendment apparently [...]
This day is to celebrate all the Trans people in our lives and community! March 31st marks the annual Transgender Day of Visibility, an international holiday that celebrates transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. The day is dedicated to acknowledging all that has been accomplished to promote trans equality and justice in the face of adversity. It is also a time to raise awareness around the discrimination that unfortunately [...]