Postedon Aug 05, 2010 at 11:30 am
A federal judge’s ruling Wednesday striking down California’s ban on the freedom to marry is a historic and possibly pivotal legal victory for gay rights advocates, but the decision also poses a formidable threat to President Barack Obama’s strategy of relegating divisive social issues to the back burner.
Evan Wolfson: "His position on Prop. 8 has always been clear. What has not been clear is how he squares his position for equality with his refusal to embrace actual equality in marriage."
Postedon Aug 05, 2010 at 09:53 am
Evan Wolfson puts yesterday's historic Prop 8 ruling in perspective and highlights the work still to be done: "...to maximize the chances both of winning on appeal and winning at the ballot-box, we now must make as compelling a case for the freedom to marry in the court of public opinion as in the court of law."
Postedon Jul 16, 2010 at 08:51 am
Argentina has now gone the furthest in support of the freedom to marry of any nation in Latin America, and proponents are hoping the move influences other nations.
“I think it will have enormous impact in Argentina and South America and around the world, including in the US, because it signifies the tremendous momentum in favor of the freedom to marry," says Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry.
Postedon Jul 14, 2010 at 10:14 am
Freedom to Marry's Summer for Marriage tour begins today. With our local, state, and national partners, we've planned pro-marriage events across the country in July and August.
Postedon Jul 13, 2010 at 08:48 am
As both sides await news of a likely appeal in the Massachusetts marriage ruling from last week that could eventually lead to the Supreme Court, they are keeping an eye on California. A federal judge in San Francisco is expected to rule any day on whether voters in that state were within their rights when they supported a 2008 ballot initiative that banned marriage equality.
That decision could have major reverberations around the country and also end up before the nation's highest court.
Postedon Jul 12, 2010 at 09:16 am
A judge’s decision on Thursday declaring that a state law honoring the freedom to marry in Massachusetts should take precedence over a federal definition of marriage has exposed the fractures and fault lines among groups working to bolster states’ rights.
Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry, said the court's ruling "provides a return to the way the federal government has always dealt with marriage — leaving it to the states."
Postedon Jul 07, 2010 at 07:16 pm
Freedom to Marry executive director Evan Wolfson called the civil unions veto from Hawaii governor Linda Lingle “profoundly disingenuous” as exemplified by her recommendation that the public should vote on the issue, which it already did in 1998.
Postedon Jun 23, 2010 at 02:39 pm
Freedom to Marry is announcing that we will join NOM in embracing this summer as a Summer for Marriage. We will do this by spreading the word across the country about the importance of ending exclusion from marriage.
As part of Freedom to Marry’s Summer for Marriage, we are working with our supporters, as well as local and state partners, to plan rallies and other events wherever NOM is planning to push discrimination and distort the truth about gay couples and their families. In 17 states and the District of Columbia, we will share our stories and demonstrate how the denial of marriage harms same-sex couples and their families, while helping no one.
Postedon Jun 02, 2010 at 09:00 am
Freedom to Marry's Executive Director, Evan Wolfson, comments on last week's historic votes in the House and Senate Armed Services Committee to repeal the so-called 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy.
"While repealing military discrimination certainly honors the values of our nation, it is only a step toward closing the door on fundamental unfairness."
Postedon May 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm
Freedom to Marry Executive Director, Evan Wolfson, and David French of the Alliance Defense Fund debated issues surrounding the freedom to marry on Thursday, May 20th on the Michael Medved radio show.