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Tony Kushner’s Presentation of Pride Agenda’s Douglas W. Jones Leadership Award to Evan Wolfson

On Thursday, October 17, 2013, Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson received the Douglas W. Jones Leadership Award at the Empire State Pride Agenda's fall dinner in New York City. Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter behind Angels in America and Lincoln, presented Evan with the prestigious honor.

Evan Wolfson’s Acceptance Speech for the Douglas W. Jones Leadership Award

On Thursday, October 17, 2013, Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson received the Douglas W. Jones Leadership Award at the Empire State Pride Agenda's fall dinner in New York City.

Implementing the DOMA Ruling: Official Statements from Government Departments

Many government departments and program facilitators have issued statements on their implementation of the DOMA Supreme Court ruling. Freedom to Marry has collected a round-up of these statements below.

AFTER DOMA: What It Means For You

The demise of DOMA marks a turning point in how the United States government treats the relationships of married same-sex couples for federal programs that are linked to being married. At the same time, a turning point is part of a longer journey, not the end of the road. There is much work ahead before same-sex couples living across the nation can enjoy all the same protections as their different-sex counterparts.

Familia es Familia: Ya Es Hora

Read the 2014 update to the brochure about 'Familia es Familia' - a public education campaign co-led by dozens of Latino organizations and Freedom to Marry that works to build and amplify support for gay and lesbian people, and the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, in the Latino community.

‘Same-Sex Marriage and Morality’ by Evan Wolfson

The full text of Freedom to Marry founder and President Evan Wolfson's thesis on 'Same-Sex Marriage and Morality: The Human Rights View of the Constitution' from April 1983.

Where Perry Fits in the National Strategy to Win the Freedom to Marry

How are we going to win the freedom to marry and end marriage discrimination nationwide? Decades ago, my movement colleagues and I set out to answer that question, and then to make good on the answer.

Report: Pro-Marriage Legislators Win Elections

Analysis from Freedom to Marry and Third Way demonstrates that state legislators who support the freedom to marry win their bids for reelection.

Latin America’s revolution on the freedom to marry

This year, the U.S. Supreme Court is weighing exactly the same questions that Mexico’s court has already resolved. When the justices take up the gay marriage cases in March, there will be more at stake than the status of American gay and lesbian couples. They will be deciding whether the United States will fall behind as its neighbors establish a new standard of human rights, or whether it will join a revolution that is well underway.

Supreme Court Review of Marriage Cases Has Enormous Impact for Same-Sex Couples

The Williams Institute reports on the various ways that the U.S. Supreme Court's review of the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 in March 2013 could have far ranging economic and regulatory implications for same-sex couples and their families.

Study Suggests Marriage Brings Mental Health Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

A new study suggests that psychological distress is lower among gay, lesbian and bisexual people who are legally married - compared with gay, lesbian and bisexual people who are not in unions respected by their states.

Latino Support for the Freedom to Marry

Recent public opinion data show that Latinos – especially Latino Catholics – widely favor the freedom to marry, both nationwide and in key states.

American Medical Association Makes Case for Ending Marriage Discrimination

With New York State now the sixth – and largest – state to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a policy position declaring that excluding same-sex couples from marriage is “discriminatory” and reaffirming existing AMA policy to support relationship recognition of gay and lesbian couples as a means of addressing health disparities faced by those couples and their families.

Williams Institute Experts Comment on Department of Justice DOMA Decision

Williams Institute experts present important facts about how many couples would be helped if DOMA is repealed.

Poll: Majority of Californians Continue to Support the Freedom to Marry

A Public Policy Polling survey found a majority of California voters in support of the freedom to marry.

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