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
Last week, in his State of the City address, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer called for the freedom to marry in Florida while championing Orlando's commitment to protecting same-sex couples and providing a safe and welcoming place for all families.
Today, April 17 at 1:00pm CT, a hearing will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas in Wright v. Arkansas, a lawsuit filed last summer in state court by private lawyers on behalf of eleven same-sex couples.
A new video by filmmaker Karla Murphy tracks the impact that anti-marriage laws have on gay and lesbian couples, perhaps most visibly on Tax Day, by focusing on one couple who live in North Carolina and are married.
This week, a new poll from The 2014 Louisiana Survey has tracked increasing support for the freedom to marry in Louisiana. The poll shows that in just one year, support for marriage across the state increased by 3 points, with 42% of residents saying they are supportive.
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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.