Gay Guide

South Carolina
Pink Star Rating

4

Capital

Columbia

Other Main Cities/Resorts

Charleston, Greenville, Rock Hill

Gay Age of Consent

Illegal

Lesbian Age of Consent

Illegal

Straight Age of Consent

14/16

Legal Notes

South Carolina has anti-sodomy laws that criminalises oral or anal sex, between both heterosexual and homosexual adults including in the privacy of their homes. The penalty is 5 years or a $500 fine. Direct criminal enforcement of these laws against private activity between consenting adults is rare.

Population

4.01 million

Climate

South Carolina has a temperate climate. Spring and autumn are the most pleasant seasons and this is the best time to visit. In winter, temperatures generally average 5°-7°c in inland areas, and 12°-15ºc by the sea. Summer temperatures, modified by mountains in some areas and by sea breezes in others, range from 24°-29ºc, and can reach as high as 32ºc and above.