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.
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.
On Wednesday, June 26, several hundred gay marriage supporters gathered at the corner of 10th and Piedmont streets in Midtown Atlanta to celebrate the two U.S. Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and California's Prop 8. And many of them came with signs.
Some of the signs seen at the rally were in the classic protest-style, but others, like many of the ones below, were tongue-in-cheek with a Southern flair you'd only find in Atlanta.
Here are our favorites, snapped by GA Voice staff members Laura Douglas-Brown, Dyana Bagby and Ryan Watkins. Enjoy!