Southerners for the Freedom to Marry
It's time for marriage in the South
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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
This guest column was written by Summer Davies on behalf of herself, her wife Sarah, and their daughter Kate. Now, with their Governor indicating that he will appeal the ruling, the couple speaks out about their family and urges their governor to stop standing in the way of equality.
Today, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced that he would not appeal a federal judge's Feb. 12 opinion ordering the state to respect the marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states.
Today, U.S. District Court Judge John Heyburn finalized his February 12 decision in Bourke v. Beshear. Effective immediately, legally married same-sex couples are recognized as such by the state of Kentucky.
Today, February 26, 2014, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled that laws in Texas prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying are unconstitutional. The judge also issued a stay on the ruling pending appeal.
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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.