US Supreme Court Sees New Round of Issues, Including Gay Rights

Congressional Quarterly
June 27, 2005

While speculation on the composition of the nation's highest court continues, one thing remains clear, the nine justices have a slew of new issues to tackle. Since 2003's 
Lawrence v. Texas decision, the court has shyed from taking on other gay rights cases; however, it's certain the court must eventually address discriminatory legislation against gays including the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy and the exclusion of marriage. [Link]

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Freedom To Marry Head Responds to Gays’ First Marriage Anniversaries

PlanetOut Network
May 17, 2005

Evan Wolfson is hopeful about the influence of marriages in Massachusetts over time. He says it serves as "[A] standard of equality that others will aspire to and define themselves by," adding it is a "living example of fairness and family values." [
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Evan Responds to Gays’ First Marriage Anniversaries

Freedom to Marry head responds to gays' first marriage anniversaries
PlanetOut Network
May 17, 2005


Evan Wolfson is hopeful about the influence of marriages in Massachusetts over time. He says it serves as "[A] standard of equality that others will aspire to and define themselves by," adding it is a "living example of fairness and family values."[Link]

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Opposing Leaders Debate Marriage Equality

Stanford Daily
April 21, 2005

Hundreds attended a debate between Freedom to Marry director Evan Wolfson and Traditional Values Coalition chairman Lou Sheldon. Those in attendance aligned with Wolfson; equal marriage reflects American values: love, commitment, fairness & freedom. [Link]

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Evan Wolfson Debates Traditional Values Coalition Leader

The Sacramento Union/AP
April 21, 2005

In a first-ever debate, Evan Wolfson faced off with anti-gay Rev. Lou Sheldon at Stanford Law School. The audience of students and community members agreed that the time to end marriage exclusion is now. [Link]

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Gay Couples Across the U.S. Asked for Marriage on Valentine’s Day

Planetout
February 15, 2005

Raising awareness for equal marriage, U.S. gay couples spent Valentine's Day at marriage bureaus. Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry, said, "the more we talk about it, the more fair-minded Americans will embrace ending our exclusion from marriage." 
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LIBRARY JOURNAL: Book review, Why Marriage Matters

Library Journal (July 2004)
July 13, 2004

Wolfson shows that marriage has changed in meaning over the years and points out how similar fears were raised in the 1960s to justify denying marriage to interracial couples. [Link]

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Crossing the Threshold: Equal Marriage Rights for Lesbians and Gay Men and the Intra-Community Criti

NYU Rev. of Law & Social Change 576
In a law review article, Evan Wolfson addresses the intra-community differences of opinion and emphasis most recently reincarnated in the "Beyond Marriage" document and press blitz. Wolfson examines the false "either/or" premises of some advocates, and draws on history and social change theory in evaluating many of the claims made against the work to win the freedom to marry. The article was written in 1994. [Link]

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