It’s hard, these days, to keep track of where states stand regarding an issue as pressing as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights. Klok Law, a South Carolina Law firm, is here to assist you with all cases regarding LGBT rights in South Carolina.
There are several forms of same-sex unions, all of which are legally accepted in varying degrees on a state-by-state basis. Same-sex unions include:
- Same-sex Marriage
- Civil Unions
- Domestic Partnerships
- Reciprocal Beneficiary Relationships
Same-sex laws in South Carolina
Same-sex marriage, or the legal contract between two individuals that bestows rights and obligations to each other and to their families, is currently recognized in several states across the US. Same-sex marriages are not presently recognized under South Carolina law.
In any sort of romantic union, legally recognized or not, partners might naturally consider adoption as a next step. There is much to know about adoption, and even more to know regarding LGBT adoption.
As with most other LGBT concerns, adoption laws for gay couples are determined on a state-by-state basis. Some states allow gay individuals to adopt a child, other states allow a partner to adopt his or her partner’s child, and still others allow LGBT couples to petition for joint adoption. Be sure to consult Klok Law for details regarding adoption.
Klok Law is here to advise you on matters surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights. Most laws are still supported on a state-by-state basis, rather than at the federal level, and Klok Law’s representatives are your South Carolina resource.