New England tries for fairness with patchwork of laws

November 26, 2007

Freedom to Marry executive director Evan Wolfson affirmed the conclusion that marriage remains the only solution for gay and lesbian couples. "The creation of a separate state-level legal status, whether called civil union or partnership, unnecessarily complicates the lives of the families and the businesses and others they deal with. The easiest and right solution is to end exclusion from marriage itself, rather than constructing new legal mechanisms that present equal treatment and inclusion."