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

Freedom to Marry launches new digital hub to share stories of Alabama families

Today, November 19, Freedom to Marry launched a new digital hub to share stories and photos of same-sex couples and families living in Alabama. These moving stories show the urgency of winning the freedom to marry for all loving, committed couples.

VIDEO: A Florida father pays tribute to his deceased husband by fighting for marriage

This year, Jorge Goytizolo in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is mourning the death of his husband, Philip Parrish, who passed away in May after a sudden diagnosis of brain cancer. Now, Jorge is working hard to protect his twin children, Santiago Philip and Ella Starr.

VIDEO: Two Southern mothers build their family without the protections of marriage

In a new Freedom to Marry video, Jessica and Chi from Alabama share their story of building their lives with their 7-year-old daughter. "Everyone wants to believe that if you do what you're supposed to do, your family will be taken care of. But we don't have that safeguard."

Same-sex couples file legal challenge to bring marriage home in South Carolina

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.

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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.