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Despite an anti-gay mayor's best effort to grasp at straw, a lesbian police chief of more than twenty years has been reinstated to her rightful position with the support of her community and town council.
Celebrations were cut short yesterday as Mayor Bullard hired a new police chief to replace fired police chief Crystal Moore just before he was stripped of his political powers, and just after a council-imposed 60-day waiting period to hire a replacement.
Two state-funded South Carolina universities are being required to teach about the United States founding documents in retaliation for the fact that the colleges spent funds on LGBT-themed reading materials.
The South Carolina legislature appears to be dropping the proposed budget cuts intended to punish the University of South Carolina Upstate and the College of Charleston for assigning LGBT-themed reading materials.
Crystal Moore was fired from her job this week as the police chief for Latta S.C. Considering a 20-year career with the department along with a perfect record, Crystal along with many others in the town believe the town's new mayor fired her simply because she is a lesbian.
"It's just not normal and then you glorify, or it seems to me, that the promotion at USC Upstate is a glorification of same-sex orientation. That's not an explanation of 'I was born this way.' That's recruiting," said South Carolina state Senator Mike Fair (R), commenting on a segment of University of South Carolina Upstate's upcoming LGBT symposium. The one-woman show, satirically titled "How to Become a Lesbian in 10 days or Less," has been cancelled.
South Carolina legislators cut funding to two colleges because the professors assigned LGBT-themed litaratre to freshmen to read. Despite attempts, the cuts have not been restored.
Stephen Lovegrove, a junior at Charleston Southern University in South Carolina with a 3.8 GPA who was informed this August 5th that he had lost his federally funded work-study position a resident advisor (RA) at his school, recently spoke to MTV's Act Blog.
A new petition requesting that Charleston Southern University in South Carolina add protections for students of all sexual orientations has been created by April Singletary.
Couples across the south are joining the Campaign for South Equality's WE DO effort to raise awareness and visibility about loving committed couples across the south.