Game On For Southern Equality Same-Sex Marriage Campaign 2013
November 14, 2012
The Southern Equality group is planning what it is calling “Stage 4” in its fight for marriage equality in southern states.
In January 2013, the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) will be traveling across seven Southern states for Stage 4 of the WE DO campaign. The WE DO Campaign involves LGBT couples in the Southern communities where they live requesting – and being denied – marriage licenses in order to call for full equality under federal law and to resist unjust state laws.
These WE DO actions serve to make the impact of discriminatory laws visible to the general public; they illustrate what it looks like when LGBT people are treated as second-class citizens under the law. Sometimes these actions include non-violent acts of civil disobedience in the form of individuals refusing to leave the public office where the denial of a license has occured. The purpose of civil disobedience is to resist unjust state laws and to express a belief that LGBT people are fully human and should be treated as equal citizens under our nation’s laws.