The Campaign for Southern Equality is a national effort to assert the full humanity and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in American life and to increase public support for LGBT rights.
The campaign released a powerful and moving video that told the story of Brenda and Carol from North Carolina. They were the first same-sex couple in the South to not be denied a marriage license when the Buncombe County Register of Deeds began accepting applications from same-sex couples.
“We are in our mid-sixties,” Brenda says to the county register. “Can you tell us what steps we might take to become full and equal citizens under the law before we die?” This was the question asked after multiple attempts of applying for a marriage license before finally being accepted.
After discovering that they were not going to be denied for the 5th time, Carol and Brenda rejoice in happy tears!
Watch the video here: