Thursday, July 24, 2014
(WOLO) COLUMBIA,S.C., --
It is a move that will allow members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual Transgender community to received the same benefits as married men and women.
SC Equality Executive Director, Ryan Wilson says while this move will not change South Carolina Law, where same sex marriage is not legal, it is a step in the right direction.
What the ruling will do however, is allow any same sex couples legally married in any of the 13 states where it is recognized, the same benefits under federal law heterosexual couples get regardless of where you live.
Not everyone was cheering about the decision. Senator Lindsey Graham released a statement saying he was disappointed with today's outcome, but respect's the courts decision. Senator Graham who has strongly supported the Defense of Marriage Act says he " will continue to fight for and defend the traditional definition of marriage."
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