Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was part of this morning’s launch of a $1 million multi-state campaign to build support for same-sex marriage in Georgia and across the South. Freedom to Marry has officially launched Southerners for the Freedom to Marry to offer public education and raise money for the cause.
Reed joins other honorary co-chairs in the bipartisan movement, which includes well-known Republicans and Democrats like Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA); and former President George W. Bush’s media advisor, Mark McKinnon.
The campaign is focusing on the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.