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The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
South Carolina is one of fourteen states taking
part in the "Southerners for the Freedom to Marry" campaign. The $1 million push is an effort to build
support for same-sex marriage in the South.
National group, Freedom to Marry,
is focused on the South.
"Folks from South Carolina
shouldn't have to go to New York to get married to then come back to the place
where they were born and where they live and where they pay their taxes,"
said Ryan Wilson, executive director of SC Equality.
The campaign goal is to raise
support for marriage equality in the south.
Wilson was not at Monday's
kick-off event in Georgia, but he is excited for the movement.
"Those individuals deserve
some freedom under the law and that's an important thing that we're going to be
raising visibility through this campaign," said Wilson.
Two high-profile Southern congressmen are supporting the cause.
"Having Congressman [James] Clyburn
and Congressman [John] Lewis talk about why marriage equality is another fundamental
civil right that our country needs to be addressing is a very powerful
statement. Coming from a generation of civil rights leaders who have been fighting
for 30 to 40+ years on many important equality issues in our country,"
Wilson believes he is seeing a
positive change in acceptance of marriage equality.
"What we're finding is that
the balance of history is on the side of equality and fairness for every part
of American society and so it's only a matter of time before everyone has the
freedom to marry in South Carolina," said Wilson.
In 2006, South Carolina voters
passed a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one
woman. The ban passed
with 78 percent of the vote.
The $1 million for the new campaign comes from private donations.
The money will be used for advertising and social media campaigns.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>