Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled same-sex marriage is the law of the land, the way is clear for same-sex couples who challenged South Carolina's gay marriage ban to seek tens of thousands of dollars in court costs.
Couples sued in Charleston and Columbia for the right to be married or for the state to recognize their marriage performed out of state.
Gay marriages were first performed in South Carolina last year, but requests for attorney fees were put on hold pending a final ruling by the Supreme Court, a decision that came last month.
Judges in both South Carolina cases have now set court schedules for dealing with costs. The Charleston couple is seeking $153,000; the other couple has until Tuesday to file for their costs.