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Carolinas News Notes – QNotes

S.C. Couple to Get Day in Court

Carolinas News Notes

A U.S. District Court has denied an effort by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the state of South Carolina to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of South Carolina and South Carolina Equality on behalf of a married lesbian couple, Eden Rogers and Brandy Welch.

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Fund awards non-profits with COVID-19 grants

Carolinas News Notes

More than $3 million has been awarded to 51 local non-profits in the second round of grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund.

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CSE announced COVID-19 rapid response grants

Carolinas News Notes

As the nation confronts the significant and unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) created a rapid response grant round to quickly route funds to individuals, families and community organizations across the LGBTQ South.

S.C. strikes outdated law

The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina entered a consent decree that has declared South Carolina’s 1988 discriminatory anti-LGBTQ curriculum law unconstitutional and bars its enforcement.

Health and healthcare disparities for LGBTQ individuals detailed in report

The Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) and Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS) released a new report about LGBTQ health in South Carolina, as a supplement to “The Report of the 2019 Southern LGBTQ Health Survey.”

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LGBTQ advocates and South Carolina youth file lawsuit challenging state’s anti-LGBTQ curriculum law

Carolinas News Notes

The National Center for Lesbian Rights and Lambda Legal, along with private counsel Womble Bond Dickinson, Brazil & Burke and law professor Clifford Rosky, have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a South Carolina statute that prohibits public school health education from including any discussion of same-sex relationships except in the context of sexually transmitted diseases.