Conservative Republican firebrand, Tea Party darling, and former presidential contender Representative Michele Bachmann has announced that she will be leaving her adopted home state of Minnesota following the passage of a new law legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.
Washington, DC – In 1983 Sally Ride became a hero as the first American woman to travel into space. She was also happily married to fellow astronaut Steve Hawley, a fact not lost on South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint (R).
The conventional wisdom is that a first-term U.S. Senator would need to spend a lot of time in the state campaigning for re-election, but the conventional wisdom rarely applies to South Carolina politics.
Folly Beach – Peter McCoy is employing a novel technique in wooing his mostly gay-friendly constituents by raising money with one of the least gay-friendly Senators ever.
Columbia – Dr. George Rekers returned home to South Carolina this morning amid a flurry of questions surrounding reports that he was traveling Europe with a male prostitute. Rekers, a professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, has been an outspoken opponent of homosexuality for years.
North Charleston – When Mayor Keith Summey agreed to be the grand marshal in North Charleston’s first gay pride parade, he had no idea that he would become an instant hunk among the gay community’s “plus-size” members.
Citing a concern about witchcraft, gay-oriented television shows and declining math scores across the state, leaders confirmed that local law enforcement, school officials and clergy will work together to get the word out that the Upstate will be Halloween-free in 2009.
Mt. Pleasant – The recent decree from the Vatican opening the door for Episcopals to enter into communion with the Catholic has been met with resistance from South Carolina’s Baptist establishment.