Campaign for Southern Equality travels to Mississippi for LGBT rights work

From the Campaign for Southern Equality:

This week the CSE team is on the road traveling across Mississippi. So far we’re been in Saucier and Hattiesburg for WE DO Campaign trainings. Today we’ll be in Jackson and tomorrow, Tupelo. We’re gearing up for the next stage of the WE DO Campaign, which will take place across Mississippi in July.

Why Mississippi?

There are lots of reasons. LGBT people live in every town across the state. Recent data shows that Mississippi has the highest relative percentage of same-sex couples raising kids of any state. These families urgently need the kind of legal protections that are available in states like Massachusetts or New York.

But polling numbers indicate it could be 2028 or later before Mississippi approves marriage equality.

I’m not willing to wait that long and neither are the incredible folks we’re working with across Mississippi who are ready to stand up, with courage and clarity, to call for full federal equality in all spheres of life.

As July gets closer, we’ll share more information about the next stage of the WE DO Campaign, but we wanted you to be among the first to know what we’re planning. (If the Supreme Court issues a broad 50-state ruling, we’ll happily adjust our plan.)


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