Freedom to Marry

Georgia's first pro-gay marriage TV ad campaign unveiled in Augusta, Savannah

As I've adjusted to life without a 9 to 5, there's been a lot of TV in the background. The boyfriend has cable, which I've lived without for over a year until now. Hey, don't judge me.

But I was pleasantly surprised earlier this week to see a commercial advocating for gay marriage on behalf of Georgians. Pleasantly surprised because I've put Georgia in a little red, conservative box, and I know that's wrong of me. 

Here's the spot, thanks to advocacy groups Georgia Equality and Freedom to Marry:

The AJC has a statement from Georgia Equality director Jeff Graham:

“We’ve chosen to run the ads initially in the Augusta and Savannah markets because there are large LGBT communities in both of those areas, yet this is an issue that has not had the same level of public interest and discourse as we’ve experienced in the metro Atlanta area. …

“[N]ot only is this the first commercial that I’m aware of to air in Georgia on the topic of marriage equality. It’s also the first time our organization has bought commercial time in any television market and is probably the first time any LGBT organization has done anything more than an in-kind PSA here in Georgia.”

The Supreme Court is expected to rule this month on whether same-sex marriage should be legal across the country. My thing is, there's so much hate, terror and inequality in the world already -- why not let love win?