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Lila Shapiro

This Man Could Be The First Southern Elected Official To Allow Gay Couples To Wed | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Editors Note: When this article was reported, a judge in Arkansas had not yet struck down that state's ban on same-sex marriage. On Saturday when this...

Marriage Actions Spreading in Southern States (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

2013-08-20-Screenshot20130820at2.54.38PM.pngMarriage efforts are picking up all across the South, with civil actions starting this week.

Stand With Mississippi (VIDEO)

Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

As an LGBT person, it's an incredible honor to stand with families as they take part in the WE DO Campaign, which consists of LGBT couples applying for marriage licenses in their hometowns. Watch Jenna and Kristen apply for a marriage license in Poplarville, Miss.

Why A Queer Like Me Applied For A Marriage License

Heather Laine Talley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Heather Laine Talley

How did we, a couple who wear our "queer" identity like a badge of courage and who historically derided marriage as "not our fight," find ourselves asking for a marriage license? Put another way, how has our queer politic become seemingly so mainstreamed?

Lila Shapiro

'We Do' Campaign Pits Kafkaesque Gesture Against Southern Marriage Bans | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK -- This week, on a rainy day in a rural Tennessee county, Matt Griffin, Raymie Wolfe and a group of 50 or so supporters approached a classic ...

WATCH: Gay Couples Turned Away For Marriage Licenses In Georgia

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As part of the ongoing "We Do" campaign sponsored by the Campaign for Southern Equality, five same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses in Georgi...

5 Lesbian Couples Denied Marriage Licenses In Mississippi

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Five Mississippi-based lesbian couples say they are proud of their actions after applying for marriage licenses knowing full well they would be reject...

Chick-fil-A Is Not the Issue

Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

Here in the South we are, sadly, used to hearing anti-LGBT rhetoric -- from business leaders, politicians and preachers. It's hardly news, it's hardly surprising and it's hardly ever the whole story.

Feeling The Love With North Carolina's 'We Do' Campaign

Aly Windsor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Aly Windsor

On May 10 my partner and I and our two sons, along with eight other couples and families, and a large crowd of supporters, walked to the Forsyth County government building to apply for marriage licenses. We did it to show plainly who is hurt when discriminatory laws are passed.

Lesbian Couple Of 30 Years Arrested After Impromptu Gay Marriage Sit In Protest In North Carolina

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Southern Equality's WE DO campaign has unveiled another video (see above) designed to draw attention to the battle for legalizing gay marriage in Nort...

Jaweed Kaleem

Gay Ministers Protest North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion

As the battle over same-sex marriage continues to cause tensions around the country, a group of ministers and their supporters are launching a protest...

Dollywood Refunds Lesbian Couple After Banning Gay-Friendly Shirt

AP | Posted 10.02.2011 | Impact

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Dollywood officials have offered a refund to a lesbian couple after an employee asked one of the women to turn her T-shirt re...