Groups rally in North Charleston for marriage equality

Published: Oct. 10, 2014 at 2:32 AM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Thursday night, more than 100 people in North Charleston rallied for marriage equality and celebrated the steps made in the state this week.

The event was hosted by several marriage equality groups in the area.

Charleston County Council woman Colleen Condon spoke at the event. She and her fiancé became the first couple to have their marriage license application accepted in Charleston County. They join 29 other couple who submitted licenses Wednesday and Thursday before the state Supreme Court order the county to stop accepting applications.

Those at the event said despite the Supreme Court's decision Thursday, they're happy with the way the week has gone.

"Absolutely it's a step forward," Chase Glenn, the Chief Operating Officer of Charleston Pride, said. "The feeling in general that we have right now is absolutely more positive. We can see movement. It's coming. It's a matter of time."

The decision to allow same-sex marriage in South Carolina will now likely come down to Federal District Judge Michelle Childs.

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