The voters of South Carolina reminded the country that the GOP primary process if far from decided after overwhelmingly voting for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich in the country's third primary contest of the 2012 election season.
Gingrich, the former congressman from Georgia, secured some 40 percent of the total vote, according to the Associated Press. Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, claimed just 27.8 percent, a distant second.
Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Minn.) finished third with 17 percent and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) rounded out the top four with 13 percent of the state's primary votes.
Campaign for Southern Equality made national news yesterday when activists from the organization attempted to secure marriage licenses in Greenville, S.C., as part of the organization's We Do Campaign.
Three couples from the group, Michel McVicker and Alyssa Weaver, Pastor Ra’Shawn Barlow-Flournoy and Pastor Kelvin Barlow-Flournoy, and April Whittington and Tanika Jones, requested marriage licenses yesterday at the County Probate Court in Greenville, S.C.
All three couples were denied because they did not meet the legal requirements for marriage in the state. South Carolina has a constitutional amendment banning same-sex unions.