COLUMBIA, S.C. — The wedding announcement of William Hasty III and Gregory S. Smith was published in The State after from their New York nuptials. Their marriage was on July 26 at Town Hall in Mamoroneck, N.Y. This is a first and a significant moment for the South Carolina paper, which in 2006 ran an editorial endorsing the state’s anti-LGBT constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

The two met in Columbia in 1984 when they were in the U.S. Army. They have two sons, The Advocate reported.

They honeymooned in Niagara Falls. They reside in Larchmont, N.Y.

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.