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July 29, 2014

MORNING BUZZ: SC leaders to defend same-sex marriage ban + evolution up for debate

South Carolina leaders vowed to uphold the state’s ban on same-sex marriage Monday, despite a federal appeals court ruling striking a similar ban in Virginia, giving hope to S.C. gay-marriage advocates that a similar ruling would soon hit the Palmetto State.

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South Carolina leaders vowed to uphold the state’s ban on same-sex marriage Monday, despite a federal appeals court ruling striking a similar ban in Virginia, giving hope to S.C. gay-marriage advocates that a similar ruling would soon hit the Palmetto State.

Happening today: How best to teach evolution in S.C. high-school classrooms is the topic of debate heading to an S.C. education panel at 10 a.m., Blatt Building, Room 501 ... Also at 10 a.m., Gov. Nikki Haley will meet with Atlantic Beach officials about Bike Fest

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