Tag Archives: Evan Wolfson

Evan Wolfson On Trump: Freedom To Marry Is The Law Of The Land And No One Is Taking That Away From Us

From Evan Wolfson, founder of Freedom To Marry: The election was a catastrophe and much of what we all care about and have worked for, our country, and even the world are in real danger. Like pretty much everyone I heard or know, I was wrong about how it would go, so it’s okay to take a moment for some ...

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TRAILER: The Freedom To Marry

Just in from Evan Wolfson, former president of the gone-out-of-business Freedom To Marry: On June 26, it will be one year since the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the freedom to marry nationwide. Love won – and the path to our triumphant victory stretched back years and miles. It was paved by the efforts, talents, and engagement of millions of people. ...

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Cuba Sees Largest LGBT Pride Parade Ever [VIDEO]

From the Washington Blade: The daughter of Cuban President Raúl Castro on Saturday led in a march in Havana that commemorated the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Mariela Castro, director of Cuba’s National Center for Sexual Education that is known by the Spanish acronym CENESEX, joined transgender actress Candis Cayne and hundreds of others who marched from the oceanfront ...

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JAPAN: US Embassy Tweets Marriage Equality Message From Evan Wolfson To Promote Rainbow Week [VIDEO]

Less than a month after last year’s landmark ruling from the Supreme Court, Freedom To Marry held its “going out of business” gala and has since closed its offices. But founder Evan Wolfson is far from retired from fighting for LGBT equality. From the US Embassy in Tokyo: “To mark the beginning of Tokyo Rainbow Week starting tomorrow, here’s a ...

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American Bar Association Honors Evan Wolfson

From the American Bar Association: Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, was a recipient of the 2016 Stonewall Award from the ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity during an award ceremony on Feb. 6 at the ABA Midyear Meeting in San Diego. Wolfson is considered by many as the father of the same-sex marriage movement. ...

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Freedom To Marry Launches Legacy Site As Model For Other Nations Moving Towards Marriage Equality

Freedom To Marry has relaunched its website to serve as an instructive tool for overseas activists pursuing marriage equality in their own nations. Evan Wolfson writes: What a journey it was – full of pain, injustice, loss, and sacrifice, but also, of course, love, hope, confidence, trust, transformation, and, ultimately, triumph. Through hard work, we held America to its promise, ...

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Touching MassMutual Ad Stars Gay Couples [VIDEO]

At tonight’s Out 100 event, title sponsor MassMutual will present Freedom To Marry head Evan Wolfson the Vow to Protect Equality Award. The clip below isn’t so much of an ad as the company’s logo only appears briefly at the end after several married couples tell their stories, which are alternately amusing and touching. You’ll enjoy this.

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State Department Invites Evan Wolfson To Help Marriage Battle In Three European Nations

Freedom To Marry may have already held its “going out of business” party, but founder Evan Wolfson still has marriage battles to fight. Via the Guardian: US embassies in Europe have invited an instrumental figure in the movement to legalize same-sex marriage to visit three countries where it is not yet legal. Evan Wolfson, founder of marriage equality campaign group ...

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NY Post Praises Evan Wolfson

“In a rarity for any US advocacy group, Freedom to Marry is closing up shop ‘simply’ because it won. The move is applause-worthy because it’s so rare for any ‘public interest’ lobby. Most outfits just find some new cause to justify keeping the money rolling in. ‘We achieved the goal we set out to do,’ said Evan Wolfson, Freedom to ...

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Freedom To Marry: Celebrating Victory

Via press release: Today, as it begins the promised campaign wind-down having achieved its goal of winning marriage nationwide, Freedom to Marry released a video celebrating the victory and featuring some of the many people, milestones, and hard work that paved the way. The video premiered at Freedom to Marry’s Victory Celebration event last Thursday, July 9, where Vice President ...

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NEW YORK: Biden Celebrates At Freedom To Marry’s “Going Out Of Business” Gala

Via the New York Daily News: Vice President Joe Biden led a raucous reception for marriage equality Thursday night at Cipriani Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The gala, celebrating the June 26 Supreme Court decision that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states, was thrown by Freedom to Marry, an advocacy group that has fought for same-sex marriage since ...

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Quote Of The Day – Evan Wolfson

“I always believed we would win, but what a joy and relief it was when our victory came. As I read the Supreme Court opinion, as I followed the stories across the country of couples getting married, and as so many people wrote me with wonder, attaching pictures of their families, their kids, their weddings … well, I cried and ...

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Quote Of The Day – Evan Wolfson

“With a nationwide landslide in favor, Ireland now becomes the first country in the world to pass the freedom to marry by popular referendum, as well as the 21st nation and the 10th predominantly Catholic country in which same-sex couples can marry. Our Irish colleagues at Yes Equality ran a magnificent campaign and Freedom to Marry is proud to have ...

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GLAD: From Goodridge To Obergefell

Important history from GLAD: “On April 28, 2015, Mary Bonauto will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court for the freedom to marry for all same-sex couples nationwide. In 2001 Mary and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) filed the case that first brought marriage equality to the U.S. – with the landmark 2003 Goodridge v. Department of Public Health ...

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General Mills Puts Freedom To Marry Head Evan Wolfson On The Wheaties Box

Freedom To Marry: “Wheaties is ‘the breakfast of champions’ and General Mills, its parent company, is a supporter of the freedom to marry. So, it’s pretty cool that they created a commemorative box featuring Freedom to Marry’s President Evan Wolfson.” Uh oh, time for double boycott!

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Evan Wolfson: Opposition To The Freedom To Marry Is The Dog That Didn’t Bark

“America’s history tells us there will always be pockets of resistance to any civil rights advance. That is why your article about a few state officials proposing license to discriminate measures to limit existing civil rights laws they never liked anyway was not surprising. But despite a handful of apocalyptic pronouncements that marriage will be destroyed, as will America, all ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Evan Wolfson

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NEW YORK CITY: At The Out 100 Party

Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims and boyfriend Brandon McMullin were among the gay glitterati in attendance at last night’s Out 100 party at Stage 48 in Hell’s Kitchen. Also seen above are Out 100 honorees Freedom To Marry head Evan Wolfson with his husband Cheng He, journalist Chris Geidner, Liz Margolies, founder of the National LGBT Cancer Network, and her ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Evan Wolfson

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Brian Brown Vs Evan Wolfson

This weekend Freedom To Marry head Evan Wolfson faced down hate group leader Brian Brown in an hour-long call-in show on C-SPAN. After you wade through Brown’s opening bloviation, you’ll get to a great statement by Wolfson.   UPDATE: OMG, the caller at 12:45.   UPDATE II: The caller at 29:30 is wonderful.   UPDATE III: At 43:00 Wolfson nails ...

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