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Same-sex marriage licenses doled out in South Carolina
Same-sex marriage licenses doled out in South Carolina

Several counties in South Carolina on Thursday doled out marriage licenses to same-sex couples, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute effort to halt the nuptials in the state. From Columbia to Charleston, couples lined up at probate courts to obtain the licenses, sharing photos on social media and calling for marriage equality in all 50 states. In Richland County, which spans much of the capital city of Columbia, a dozen licenses had been handed out as of 1:30 p.m. Despite Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling, South Carolina Atty. Gen. Alan Wilson is not giving up on his effort to halt same-sex marriages in the state. In a statement, he said he hopes the Supreme...