Ga. lesbian couple calls for ‘May Day’ marriage equality protest

Jazzie and Sonny Jones-Smith say now is the time for the approximate 21,000 same-sex couples in Georgia to march to their county clerk’s office on May 1 and demand a marriage license. Of course, all couples will be declined because same-sex marriage is illegal here—and that’s the point they want to make.

Inspired by the recent Southerners for the Freedom to Marry press conference with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Freedom to Marry’s founder Evan Wolfson, the couple is asking all same-sex couples across the state to take part in the May Day ceremony.

Sonny and Jazzie Jones-Smith are board members of In the Life Atlanta, the nonprofit organization that coordinates Black Gay Pride each year. They also online radio personalities for

“Historically #MayDay” has been used as a distress signal in voice procedures in radio communication, which was only a befitting title for these same gender loving radio personalities,” states a press release from the couple.

The couple legally married in Washington, D.C.

“Sonny & Jazzie invites same sex and LGBTQ couples, organizations, media, friends and family that are allies in support of marriage equality in Georgia to take part in the May 1 initiative to invoke change by stepping up and let their voices be heard!” they state in the press release.