Southerners for the Freedom to Marry

It's time for marriage in the South

Southerners for the Freedom to Marry – a partnership of Freedom to Marry and statewide/regional equality organizations – is a public education campaign to grow support for marriage in the South.

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The Latest from the Southern Frontlines

4th Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of the freedom to marry in Virginia case

Today the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA ruled in favor of same-sex couples’ freedom to marry, upholding a marriage ruling out of Virginia from February.

More than 3,000 Georgians urge Attorney General to stop defending discrimination

This week, on July 21, Georgia Equality delivered more than 3,080 petitions signed by Georgia residents urging Attorney General Sam Olens to drop his defense of the state's constitutional amendment that restricts marriage to different-sex couples.

Florida judge rules in favor of the freedom to marry, striking down marriage ban

Today, July 17, a state judge struck down Florida’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, marking the 25th consecutive ruling in favor of the freedom to marry (with no rulings against) since June 2013.

Georgia Lawyers for the Freedom to Marry launches with more than 200 pledge signers

Today, Southerners for the Freedom to Marry – in partnership with our friends at Georgia Equality – announced Georgia Lawyers for the Freedom to Marry, a bipartisan list of more than 200 Georgia attorneys who are adding their names to the growing list of Georgians who support marriage for same-sex couples.

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With your help, we can win the freedom to marry across the South. Please donate:

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Our Goal Requires Southerners' Action and Support

Winning the freedom to marry nationwide requires going back to the Supreme Court. To create the best climate for a national win, we need to work together to grow support for the freedom to marry across the South. Donate now to help our campaign, and click on the states below to take local action.