Southerners for the Freedom to Marry
It's time for marriage in the South
Take the pledge to support the freedom to marry in the South
I add my voice to those supporting the freedom to marry in the South. I pledge to work to enable same-sex couples and their families to share equally in the responsibilities, protections, and commitment of marriage.
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.Southerners Partner Organizations
The Latest from the Southern Frontlines
On October 14, Lambda Legal and South Carolina Equality filed a federal case in the United States District Court of South Carolina on behalf of a same-sex couple seeking to get married in the state.
Today, same-sex couples rejoiced in South Carolina as some county officials began taking action and issuing marriage licenses. In other counties, advocates at South Carolina Equality and the Campaign for Southern Equality pushed for the implementation of the 4th Circuit ruling in SC.
This fall, the Arkansas Supreme Court is set to hear briefing and, eventually, arguments in Wright v. Smith, a legal challenge to a constitutional amendment in Arkansas that bars same-sex couples from sharing in the freedom to marry.
Yesterday, September 23, South Carolina Republican State Senator Tom Davis announced on Facebook that he supports the freedom to marry.
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Help Us Win Marriage in the South
With your help, we can win the freedom to marry across the South. Please donate:Donate Today
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.