State

  • Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    Ambiguous
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in South Carolina

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Current status
(since Jun 26, 2003)
Legal
Lawrence v. Texas (2003)
Sources:
Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003)
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Same-sex marriage in South Carolina

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Current status
(since Nov 20, 2014)
Legal
Supreme Court allowed same sex marriage to commence
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Right to change legal gender in South Carolina

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Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
Requires surgery to change gender on drivers licenses. Changes pending.
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Same-sex adoption in South Carolina

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Jan 1, 2016–Jun 20, 2018
Single only
Under state law only. Legalization pending.
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Current status
Ambiguous
Single-parent and joint adoptions are permitted by statute. Second-parent adoption varies by judge and county.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/south-carolina
SC Laws §20-7-1680
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LGBT discrimination in South Carolina

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Aug 10, 2016–Jul 18, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
under City discrimination protections. Full state employment discrimination protections pending.
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Current status
No protections
No protections from discrimination exist based upon sexual orientation or gender identification.
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LGBT employment discrimination in South Carolina

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Feb 2, 2018–Jul 12, 2018
Ambiguous
In two city's in South Carolina. One of the 15 states that is doesn't have state discrimination protections.
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Current status
No protections
As of December 16, 2014, there are no legal protections for people who are LGBT in regards to employment.
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LGBT housing discrimination in South Carolina

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Current status
No protections
This state does not provide any legal protections from discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identification.

However, the Human Rights Campaign states, "The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires grantees and participants of HUD programs to comply with local and state non-discrimination laws that include sexual orientation and gender identity.
HUD also prohibits inquiries regarding the sexual orientation or gender identity of a prospective tenant or applicant for assisted
housing in every state (March 2012)."
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in South Carolina

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Current status
(since Sep 20, 2011)
Legal
Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
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Blood donations by MSMs in South Carolina

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Jan 1, 1983–Jun 7, 2018
Banned (1-year deferral)
Under a ruling from the fda.
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since 1983)
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Ban on blood donations from MSMs applies to any man who has had sex, even once, with another man on or after January 1, 1977.
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Equal age of consent in South Carolina

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Current status
Equal
Age of consent laws are equitable, regardless of gender or orientation.
Sources:
South Carolina State Law:
SECTION 16-3-651
SECTION 16-3-655
SECTION 16-15-140
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Conversion therapy in South Carolina

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Sep 7, 2016–Jul 16, 2018
Not banned
Not criminalized in this state.
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Current status
Ambiguous
Conversion Therapy is currently legal. No law currently bans it, despite organizations such as the American Psychological Association denouncing it. Though it's not actually ambiguous (It is in fact legal), this is the best indicator of the available options.
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