John M. Becker

Lance Bass Joins Southern Marriage Equality Push

Filed By John M. Becker | March 13, 2014 2:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: Freedom to Marry, gay marriage, Lance Bass, marraige equality, Michael Turchin, Mississippi, same-sex marriage, tipping point

freedom-to-marry-lance-bass.jpgLast month, Freedom to Marry launched Southerners for the Freedom to Marry, a million-dollar campaign to build support for marriage equality in southern states like Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Today, the campaign released its second video, in which Mississippi-born 'N Sync singer and author Lance Bass and his fiancé Michael Turchin, discuss the importance of marriage equality, their own love for each other, and the changing attitudes in the South towards LGBT equality. (The campaign's first video featured civil rights legend John Lewis.)

Bass says, "We're here; our feet are planted here in Mississippi, and we can tell you by experience that there's tons of support down here. Growing up in the South and seeing how change is definitely happening down here way faster than I ever thought it would happen here, I think we have grown leaps and bounds...

"This is where we need to start taking it to the next level. We need to open the dialogue about this."

He added:

"It's an exciting time to be a Southerner -- change is really happening. We can win the freedom to marry here, but it's going to take all of us working together."

Watch, after the jump.

Click here for more information about Southerners for the Freedom to Marry.

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