Postedon Jan 24, 2011 at 09:30 am
A handful of U.S. states are poised to take up the issue of marriage equality afresh, due largely to incoming lawmakers who may tip the balance in favor of the controversial measure.
"The work of persuasion, of personal conversations, of talking to lawmakers and mobilizing against a well-funded anti-gay opposition" are among the primary tasks for the lobbying group Freedom to Marry, said founder Evan Wolfson. "With the freedom to marry within reach this year in states such as New York, Maryland and Rhode Island, now is the time to have those conversations and move marriage forward," he said.
Postedon Jan 20, 2011 at 11:15 am
The new Republican-dominated House today revealed the first step in its anti-gay agenda, introducing a joint resolution that would allow Iowans to vote on a constitutional amendment to ban the freedom to marry.
Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson said, "Government should be on the side of all families, not putting barriers in their path as they seek to care for their loved ones. And the constitution should be respected as a shield of fairness for all, not used as a weapon to discriminate and harm.”
Postedon Jan 19, 2011 at 02:30 pm
A statement from Evan Wolfson, Founder and Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, urging the Iowa Legislature to reject a bill introduced today that would harm Iowa families by amending the state constitution to strip away the freedom to marry from same-sex couples and bar other protections for their families.
Postedon Jan 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm
Marriage equality may not be the top priority for many New Yorkers, but even queer immigrant activists agree that its passage would expand civil rights in the state and codify the fundamental dignity of LGBT individuals and their families.
Postedon Jan 18, 2011 at 10:32 am
In a speech marking Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the University of Michigan Law School, Freedom to Marry Executive Director Evan Wolfson pulled lessons from Dr. King's battles for equality and applied them to today's fight to end marriage discrimination.
Postedon Jan 13, 2011 at 09:00 am
Freedom to Marry Executive Director Evan Wolfson will be speaking next week at both the University of Michigan and Ohio State University.
Postedon Jan 10, 2011 at 01:00 pm
The "Economist" debate between Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson and NOM's Maggie Gallagher concluded with almost two thirds of the online votes being 'yes' for marriage equality being legalized.
We thank those who voted and encourage everyone to keep having conversations and sharing your perspectives.
Postedon Jan 07, 2011 at 09:30 am
A summary of the status of marriage equality legislation in Rhode island in 2011. The battle kicked off yesterday when state Representative Art Handy and state Senator Rhoda Perry introduced marriage equality bills.
Evan Wolfson: “We are certainly very hopeful.”
Postedon Jan 05, 2011 at 10:30 am
The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel said Tuesday it would not rule on the constitutionality of Proposition 8 until it gets a ruling from the California Supreme Court as to whether Yes on 8 proponents of the initiative have an “authoritative” entitlement to represent the voters who passed the initiative in the appeal in federal court.
Evan Wolfson: "Further delay in restoring the freedom to marry in California is a lamentable hardship on couples, but I am confident that we will regain the freedom to marry in California soon."