Marriage Equality Poised to Reach South Carolina Thursday

Today the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals declined South Carolina’s request to stay marriage equality in the state pending appeal of the district court decision striking down the state’s ban. Last week, U.S. District Judge Richard Mark Gergel ruled against South Carolina’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality, making the Palmetto State the latest to see…

North Carolina Attorney General Will Not Defend State’s Marriage Ban

Following today’s historic ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced that he would stop defending the state’s marriage equality ban. Today’s ruling applies to the entire Fourth Circuit, which includes North Carolina, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. There are currently two cases in North…