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

PHOTOS: 11,000 North Carolinians urge NC Governor to respect all families

Today, on August 27, Freedom to Marry teamed up with Equality NC to deliver more than 11,000 petitions signed by North Carolina residents urging Governor Pat McCrory to respect all families.

Mayor of Knoxville, TN supports marriage, fueling momentum in Tennessee

Today, Knoxville mayor Madeline Rogero joined Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a broad-based, nonpartisan coalition of nearly 500 mayors who are speaking up for why marriage matters for same-sex couples in their communities.

With Nashville mayor’s support, mayors in every Southern state are speaking up for marriage

Today, Mayor Karl Dean of Nashville, Tennessee became the first mayor in Tennessee to join Mayors for the Freedom to Marry. With his support, the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry program now includes mayors from all 14 Southern states.

Photographer works world-wide to create a ‘visual catalog of gay men around the world’

This year, photographer Kevin Truong set out on a mission: To photograph as many different gay men in as many different places around the world as he could. Check out these 7 wonderful new stories from same-sex couples in states across the country where Kevin has traveled to in the past few months.

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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:

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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.