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South Carolina governor signs extreme gender-affirming care ban into law, effective immediately

Civil rights groups are denouncing the new law while offering resources to families affected. The law targets not only trans youth, but restricts all trans people from accessing public funds for care.

Joe Biden celebrates 200th judicial confirmation paving the way for more LGBTQ+ judges

His administration hopes to set a new record soon.

South Carolina has passed a gender-affirming care ban. Here's what families can do

Gov. Henry McMaster is likely to sign a gender-affirming care ban into law, but families in South Carolina still have options.

South Carolina education leader: schools should ignore LGBTQ-inclusive Title IX rule

The Biden administration's directive "is not fairness, it is fiat," says Superintendent of Education Ellen Weaver.

Donald Trump endorses pastor who calls for LGBTQ+ executions

On Monday, former President Donald Trump endorsed Mark Burns for South Carolina's Third Congressional District. The pastor has previously called for the execution of LGBTQ "indoctrinators."

Watch Moms for Liberty’s co-founders look like fools trying to explain their failed book ban movement

In a revealing interview, the conservative group’s tactics and recent school board election losses highlight the ongoing debate over educational content and LGBTQ+ rights.

A South Carolina woman was forced to leave the state for an abortion. Now, she's suing

Despite being less than six weeks pregnant, Taylor Shelton said that healthcare providers would not assist her in terminating her pregnancy, nor provide her resources for services elsewhere.

What will Nikki Haley, Trump’s ‘little kink’ on his quest to autocracy, do after losing New Hampshire?

After today’s New Hampshire primary, Haley will likely drop out and save herself from further humiliation, writes John Casey.

South Carolina taxpayers set to pay for Moms for Liberty-run charter school

The far-right group is opening a school in the state that will be funded with taxpayer money but won’t have public oversight.

Republican debate again marked by anti-trans tropes, as DeSantis claims Disney is 'transing' kids

The debate, unlike previous ones, was limited to Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley, but the rhetoric was more of the same.

Police Interview Persons of Interest in Death of Black Trans Woman Shandon Floyd

Police haven't classified her death as a homicide, but they are interviewing persons of interest.

Missing South Carolina Transgender Woman Found Dead. Her Family Has Questions

Police don’t suspect foul play, but the family wants to know more about the mystery man who was with her when she disappeared.

Tim Scott Bows Out of Presidential Race After Soft-Launching His Girlfriend

Last week, Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican from South Carolina, went public with his girlfriend after rumors swirled about his sexuality. This week, he quit the race to become the Republican Party's presidential nominee.

South Carolina Man Pleads Guilty for Role in Murder of Black Transgender Woman

A second man accused of shooting Pebbles LaDime “Dime” Doe still awaits trial.

About Tim Scott’s Dating Life: The GOP’s Obsession Over His Sexual Orientation

Why do Republicans appear to be obsessed with why the South Carolina senator hasn’t been seen with a romantic partner.

Ron DeSantis Campaign Staff, Supporters Allegedly Assault LGBTQ+ Activists

Not until they were escorted out did the Florida governor acknowlege their presence.

South Carolina Trans Teen Killed; Man He Met for Date Charged With Murder

Jacob Williamson was found dead Tuesday, four days after he left his home for a date with a man he met online.

What States Have the Most Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate Crimes?

A report by the ADL and GLAAD tracked the U.S. states with the most anti-LGBTQ+ incidents in the last year.

Nikki Haley Falsely Connects Trans Athletes to Girls’ Suicide - Yet Again

The former governor made up false assertions about transgender girl athletes negatively affecting the mental health of cisgender teen girls at a CNN town hall event.

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Nikki Haley Blames Trans Visibility for Teen Girls' Suicide Ideation

The Republican presidential hopeful also said Dylan Mulvaney is "a guy, making fun of women."