Hollywood celebrities support the freedom to marry in ad campaign

PageOneQ
September 4, 2008
"When I got married," Tyne Daly recalls of her marriage to African-American actor Georg Stanford Brown, "my marriage was illegal in seven states in this country...Government can't dictate hearts and minds. But it can decide law, and when laws [change], other things change." [Link]

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VIDEO: Evan Wolfson discusses the landscape for marriage

Freedom to Marry
August 26, 2008
On June 24, 2008 Evan Wolfson was the guest speaker at the New York office of Dickstein Shapiro LLP. He discussed the landscape for marriage in 2008, and explained why the California Supreme Court's carefully-worded decision affirming the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples is one of the most important milestones in gay civil rights history. [Link]

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TV ad backing marriage equality not about Prop. 8

Los Angeles Times
August 16, 2008
"Of course, it has a viewpoint," Evan Wolfson said of the commercial. "But it is not a political viewpoint." [Ed. note: The ad started running in the fall of 2007, well before the state Supreme Court decision.] The ad, he said, "is untethered to any political moment, election year, political decision or vote. It is all about asking people how they would feel if they or their loved ones couldn't marry who they love." [Link]

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PageOneQ’s Mike Rogers appears on Fox News to defend gays’ freedom to marry

PageOneQ
July 7, 2008
Activist Mike Rogers discussed the recent decision in California during a recent panel discussion. [Link]

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“No Reason” But “Just Because”

The Republic of T.
June 9, 2008

"I’m all kinds of late on this, I know, but I was struck by this clip from Bill O’Reilly’s show, in which he and a guest can’t come up with a single reason to oppose same-sex marriage." [Link]

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Bill O’Reilly Runs Out Of Reasons to Oppose Marriage Equality

The Brad Blog
May 28, 2008
Bill O'Reilly asked Family Law Attorney Don Schweitzer for some reasons why marriage equality is not good for the state of California. For all practical purposes, he couldn't come up with any. (Link)

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BLOG: Bill Clinton + DOMA = revisionism

Pam’s House Blend
March 27, 2008
Along with a recent video clip of Bill Clinton feeling the heat from students grilling him about his signature on the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, Pam offers a historical perspective on DOMA and what was going on at the time of the law signing, contrary to what Clinton claims. [Link]

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VIDEO: Edwards on the Leno couch: Wife’s support for marriage equality was a surprise to him

YouTube
June 26, 2007

CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer looks to Evan Wolfson to give the Edwards' disagreement some context — and included footage of the couple's couch chat with Leno. Thanks in part to Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, national attention on where the presidential candidates stand on marriage isn't going away anytime soon.
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VIDEO: Public Policy Lecture Series: Should State Legislatures Approve Same-sex Marriage?

Pace Law School
March 21, 2007

Evan Wolfson refutes the arguments David Blankenhorn of the Institute for American Values makes regarding parenting, drawing on the leading experts (American Academy of Pediatrics, Family Law Quarterly) who say ending discrimination in marriage would help families and hurt no one. This debate was held on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at Pace Law School.
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PODCAST: WI State Senator Mark Miller on civil rights and marriage

Forward Forum
July 29, 2006
Excerpts from an interview by John Quinlan on the public affairs radio program, Forward Forum, which aired on July 29, 2006 on WXXM, The Mic, 92.1 (www.themic921.com) in Madison, WI. State Senator Miller reflects on the parallels between laws that had historically prohibited interracial marriage and current prohibitions against marriage for same sex couples. He draws on his own experiences in the late 1960s, early in his marriage to Jo Oyama-Miller, his Japanese-American wife, when the young couple lived lived in Alabama—a state where it was still technically illegal for them to be married. The 13 minute clip also includes excerpts from a speech that then State Rep. delivered on the floor of the WI State Assembly March 4, 2004.
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