2008 hopefuls pledge support for civil unions, but ignore issue of federal marriage benefits

Washington Blade
April 13, 2007

With the 2008 presidential election already drawing widespread publicity, Evan Wolfson said gay advocacy groups and their allies should be asking the candidates to spell out what they mean when they express support for equal rights and benefits for same-sex couples through civil unions. "When they try to do that, they will realize that there is only one system for doing it and that is marriage," he said.