Engaged couple Lance Bass and Michael
Turchin have joined a campaign to increase awareness of gay marriage
in the South.
The 34-year-old former 'NSyncer and his
fiance both grew up in Mississippi.
“People really do support gay
marriage,” Bass says in the nearly 3-and-a-half minute video.
“They really do. I mean, 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. It's just that confusion.”
“I think everyone down here deserves
that freedom to marry. That freedom to love who you want to love.
And that's much supported down here,” he added. (The video is
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The ad is part of a $1 million
multi-state campaign to build majority support for marriage equality
in the South. The campaign, titled Southerners for the Freedom to
Marry, includes co-chairs representing 13 southern states.