Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will join LGBT advocacy groups Georgia Equality and Freedom to Marry on Monday as part of a press conference to announce the initiative "Southerners for the Freedom to Marry." "The g...
AID Atlanta announced today it has named Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Diaz its new CEO, replacing Cathy Woolard who has served as interim CEO for more than a year. A total of 130 candidates were reviewed for the job b...
Queer activists with Southerners on New Ground as well as the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights and Project South will hold a press conference and rally Tuesday demanding President Obama put an immediate end to detentions and deportations.
The press conference and rally will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Atlanta Detention Center, 180 Spring St.
Tennessee is jumping on the marriage equality bandwagon and a federal lawsuit is expected to be filed today demanding the red state legally recognize same-sex marriage from states where they are legal.
First up: Virginia.
Lambda Legal today announced its intent to sue the state of Virginia alongside the American Civil Liberties Union in what will likely be the LGBT organization’s first new federal lawsuit over marriage rights since the U.S. Supreme Court found section 3 of DOMA unconstitutional.
"The end of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act opens a new chapter in our work to ensure same-sex couples and their families across the country are treated with dignity and respect," said Greg Nevins, supervising senior staff attorney in Lambda Legal's Southern Regional Office based in Atlanta.
"We know that many same-sex couples and their families have waited a long time and we are excited to announce that the campaign for the freedom to marry is coming South,” Nevins said.