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We’re in Our 60’s…Can you Tell Us the Steps to Become Equal Citizens…Before We Die?

October 20, 2011

Southern Equalities "We Do" Campaign

Southern Equality launched The WE DO Campaign in Asheville, NC from October 3rd through the 14th.  Same-Sex couples requested marriage licenses daily throughout the campaign to raise awareness and call for full equality under North Carolina law for LGBT people.

Raising awareness in North Carolina is critical when this state is considering a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.  The group isn’t stopping with rights in North Carolina though.  They’re calling on the federal government to extend equal rights to all citizens in every state.  These acts are inspirational.  These acts are courageous.  These acts should be viral across our country!

Posted below is a heartbreaking video of committed loving couples asking and being rejected the right to marry.  Especially powerful for me were two women who upon rejection of their license asked:

“We’ve been together for 25 years… We’re in our mid 60’s.  Can you tell us what steps we might take to become full and equal citizens under the law… before we die?

via WE DO Campaign « Campaign for Southern Equality.