The defendants included the governor, the attorney general, and Judge Irvin G.
Condon, the state judge who was enjoined from licensing same-sex marriages a week earlier by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
In fact, Title 20 states that a marriage between same sex couples is forbidden and against the public policies of the state of South Carolina.
Marriages are forbidden in several circumstances, such as between relatives and in the case of a same sex couples.
In that same time, Charleston County, South Carolina's third-most populous county, had issued 387 same-sex marriage licenses.
An August 2011 Public Policy Polling survey found that 21% of South Carolina voters thought that same-sex marriage should be legal, while 69% thought it should be illegal and 10% were not sure.
On November 7, 2006, South Carolina voters approved of the constitutional amendment. Kayla Bennett and Kristin Anderson held their marriage ceremony outside of the Charleston County Probate Court, marking the state's first licensed same-sex wedding.
On January 25, 2007, the South Carolina House of Representatives, by a vote of 92 to 7, ratified the amendment. On October 8, 2014, Charleston County Probate Judge Irvin Condon, citing Bostic v.On February 27, 2007, the South Carolina State Senate voted 41-1 to ratify the amendment. District of South Carolina challenging the state statute and constitutional amendment that deny legal recognition to same-sex marriages established in other jurisdictions. They named the state's governor and attorney general as defendants. Rainey, accepted a marriage license application presented by a female couple, the first same-sex marriage license application accepted in the state.On August 28, 2013, two women married in the District of Columbia in April 2012 who are raising three children filed a lawsuit, Bradacs v. The plaintiffs are a state highway patrol officer and a disabled veteran of the U. In other parts of the state, some same-sex marriage license applications were blocked by judges. Condon, requesting an emergency injunction from South Carolina Supreme Court to halt the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples.In January 2016, HB 4513, the South Carolina Natural Marriage Defense Act, was introduced in the South Carolina General Assembly.The bill aimed to prohibit state officials from marrying same-sex couples and require the Attorney General to defend any official who is sued, or ordered by a federal judge to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.Like most other states, South Carolina adopted DOMA.