Support marriage for same-sex couples by joining Mayors for the Freedom to Marry
  • Petitioning Honorable Mayor Stephen Benjamin

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Honorable Mayor Stephen Benjamin

Support marriage for same-sex couples by joining Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

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      Freedom to Marry

In 35 states including South Carolina, same-sex couples are still denied the freedom to marry. This denies gay and lesbian couples who vote, pay taxes and serve in the military crucial protections for their families. They work hard and pay into the same system as everyone and should have the same freedom to marry that other couples have.

A growing number of Americans agree. Support for the freedom to marry has reached record highs, with 58 percent of voters in favor, according to an ABC News poll released in March. That same poll found that 81% of voters under 30, 71% of moderate voters and 52% of Republican and independent leaning voters under 50 support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

An important part of this growing support is the support from mayors in cities and towns across the country.

Mayors and the cities they represent have long played critical roles in advancing civil rights and treatment for all Americans. This is no less true of the freedom to marry. In each of the states where we have won marriage, support from local elected officials has helped to tip the scales in our favor.

By asking your mayor to join Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, you are helping make the case for why marriage matters to gay and lesbian couples in every state in America.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Destiny Lee CHESTER, SC
      • 4 months ago

      No one should be denied the right of happiness.

    • Johnathon Hasting GREENWOOD, SC
      • 10 months ago

      Me and my boyfriend are planning on getting married and starting a family sometime in the future and that cannot happen as long as same-sex marriage is not recognized here.

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 10 months ago

      A malicious ex-tenant constantly sent me rape mails where lesbians and homosexuals were sexually tortured and raped.

      Lesbian and Gay Rights are Human Rights!

      "The only queer people are those who do not love anybody."

      - Rita Mae Brown

    • William Hayes PICKENS, SC
      • 11 months ago

      Love is important to everyone and everyone deserves the same right to be married and happy

    • Betty Snyder PIEDMONT, SC
      • 11 months ago

      As as member of the HRC and being in a lesbian relationship for over 26 yes. In more then time for marriage equality in all 50 states


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