n the heels of losing their battle against North Carolina’s Amendment One yesterday, gay rights activists throughout the south are launching a new campaign today, according to Pam’s House Blend. The WE DO campaign involves same-sex couples going to courthouses to request marriage licences and, in select cities, court house sit-ins.
Today, the protests will occur in 8 North Carolina cities, with 40 couples agreeing to participate. Hundreds of family members, friends, clergy, and elected officials are expected to join them. For a schedule of the protests, visit Pam’s House Blend.
Amendment One won 61 percent of the vote.
Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern Equality said: “Looking forward, I feel deeply hopeful about what is possible – tomorrow and in the years to come. This hope comes from knowing people like you and from knowing that we are building a new southern equality movement that, I truly believe, can accelerate the path to full federal equality.”