Entry #7961: Same-sex adoption in South Carolina

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RegionSouth Carolina
IssueSame-sex adoption
StatusLegal
Start DateJun 26, 2017
End Datenow
DescriptionAny single adult can adopt, regardless of being LGBT. There is however no protections in place for discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Couples must be married to adopt jointly or for second parent adoption.
Sourceshttp://www.lgbtmap.org/equality_maps/profile_state/SC https://www.familyequality.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/41-South-Carolina-snapshot.pdf


Revision History (6)

Revision by Notdog1996

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueSingle onlyLegal
Start DateJan 1, 2016Jun 26, 2017
End DateSep 5, 2018(NONE)
NoteUnder state law only. Any single adult can adopt, regardless of being LGBT. There is however no protections in place for discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Couples must be married to adopt jointly or for second parent adoption.
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Under state law only. Any single adult can adopt, regardless of being LGBT. There is however no protections in place for discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Couples must be married to adopt jointly or for second parent adoption.
Sourceshttp://www.lgbtmap.org/equality_maps/profile_state/SChttp://www.lgbtmap.org/equality_maps/profile_state/SC
https://www.familyequality.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/41-South-Carolina-snapshot.pdf
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http://www.lgbtmap.org/equality_maps/profile_state/SC http://www.lgbtmap.org/equality_maps/profile_state/SC https://www.familyequality.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/41-South-Carolina-snapshot.pdf

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
End DateJul 23, 2018Sep 5, 2018

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
End DateJun 20, 2018Jul 23, 2018
NoteUnder state law only. Legalization pending.Under state law only.
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Under state law only. Legalization pending.

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateJun 18, 2018Jun 20, 2018
NoteAll adoption is legal except under religious freedom laws. Under state law only. Legalization pending.
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All adoption is legal except under religious freedom laws. Under state law only. Legalization pending.

Revision by Ausyk

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Value(REMOVED)Single only
Value SpecialAmbiguous(REMOVED)
NoteAll adoption is legal except under religious freedom laws.All adoption is legal except under religious freedom laws.
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All adoption is legal except under religious freedom laws.

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateJun 7, 2018Jun 18, 2018
NoteAll adoptions of adoption is legal under state and federal law. Full legalization pending.All adoption is legal except under religious freedom laws.
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All adoptions of adoption is legal under state and federal law. Full legalization pending. except under religious freedom laws.

Ausyk created this entry.