Supreme Court reverses Court of Appeals determination that same-sex, common-law marriage could not exist prior to 2014

November 11, 2021

The November 10, 2021, Supreme Court opinion in Swicegood v. Thompson, 435 S.C. 63, 865 S.E.2d 775 (2021), remedies the obvious error in the Court

Court of Appeals determines homosexual couples could not enter common law marriage prior to the Condon case

July 1, 2020

A July 1, 2020, Court of Appeals opinion in Swicegood v. Thompson, 431 S.C. 130, 847 S.E.2d 104 (2020), determined that South Carolina code prohibited

A little more perfect union

June 27, 2015

It seems fitting that I was at the TD Arena with my family awaiting President Obama’s eulogy for Clementa Pinckney when the United States Supreme

It only took forty-five days

November 23, 2014

When, on October 6, 2014, in Rainey v. Bostic, 135 S.Ct. 286 (2014), the United States Supreme Court denied Virginia’s petition for certiorari in Bostic v.

On the wrong side of history again

October 10, 2014

Bowing to the inevitable, North Carolina has authorized same sex marriage, leaving South Carolina the last remaining state of the Fourth Circuit to bar such

We could have been more progressive than West Virginia…but no!

October 10, 2014

Yesterday, October 9, 2014, in an order from State ex rel. Wilson v. Condon, 410 S.C. 331, 764 S.E.2d 247 (2014), the South Carolina Supreme Court issued

South Carolina likely to be compelled to allow same sex marriage

October 6, 2014

Today the United States Supreme Court decided to let stand a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision finding Virginia’s ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional.

United States Supreme Court on the left side of history in two rulings on gay marriage

June 27, 2013

To the surprise of no one who has been paying attention, the June 26, 2013 United States Supreme Court opinions in the cases of United