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MORNING BUZZ: SC evolution update clears hurdle + Petition drive to launch against SC gay-marriage ban

07/30/2014 7:44 AM

07/30/2014 7:51 AM

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• A proposed change to the state’s science standard for teaching evolution –– OK'd by education leaders Tuesday and sent to two S.C. education boards for a final approval –– will not allow a teacher to lecture on creationism , said state Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville.
• South Carolina’s main gay-rights group plans to start a petition drive Wednesday asking Attorney General Alan Wilson to stop fighting challenges to the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in the wake of a federal appeals court ruling.
• Gov. Nikki Haley and Atlantic Beach officials remain at a standoff regarding the future of Atlantic Beach Memorial Day Bikefest after a meeting Tuesday morning.

Buzz Clicks Poll: SC voters mostly say state could do more for children

S.C. advocates push bill banning gun purchases by criminal domestic abusers

SC delegation wants answers about immigrant children coming to the state

Benghazi Select Committee to meet with victims' families this week

Gay couples to apply for Greenville marriage licenses

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