Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Evan Wolfson Interview with S.Q.R.E.

March, 2009

Allison Hoffman of SQRE talks with Evan Wolfson about the freedom to marry movement, gains and losses, and why marriage matters.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

BBC Analysis: Marriage

April 21, 2009

Next week the first marriage licences will be issued for gay couples in the mid-western American state of Iowa. But meanwhile, a majority of US states have amended their constitutions to ban gay couples' marriage. Evan Wolfson says, "The best way for all of us to protect not only personal freedom, but religious freedom, is to respect the separation of church and state. I think people need to remember that under the law, marriage has many different meanings... but what counts legally is the license issued by the government and the legal responsibilities and protections that are attached to that."

The Inside Story with Ana Marie Cox

Air America
April 19, 2009

Ana Marie Cox interviews New York Governor David Patterson where he explains why he supports equal marriage rights.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Evan Wolfson on Gay People's Right to Marry

michellehaimoff's Podcast
February 10, 2009

Evan Wolfson speaks with Michelle Haimoff about the problem with the term "gay marriage," the legal battles ahead for gay Americans, and the most effective thing the gay community can do to achieve equality.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues Luncheon

The Association of American Law Schools
January 7, 2009
Section Luncheon: Speaker Evan Wolfson, Freedom to Marry
12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Monday, January 05, 2009

Interview: Tahlib Britton of Freedom to Marry

Check out what Tahlib has to say about his experience with marriage equality, equal rights, homophobia and much, much more by listening to the show.

45 Minutes


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Evan Wolfson Speaks at Washington University Law School

Washington University Law School
November 19, 2008

Topic: Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People's Right to Marry
(co-sponsored by OUTLAW and Allies, the SBA Diversity Committee, and the Family Law Society)
Evan Wolfson frames the current events concerning marriage equality, including rallies across the country calling for action to end inequality, with the history of marriage and the continuing fight for marriage equality nationwide.

57 Minutes 34 Seconds

Monday, November 24, 2008

A Frightening Proposition? (Part One)

95bFM: Auckland, NZ
November 24, 2008
Evan Wolfson, US attorney and advocate and founder of Freedom To Marry, guests on The Monday Wire with Joe Nunweek's independent news and interview program. He talks to Joe about the path to Proposition 8's passage, and how it will be fought.



A Frightening Proposition? (Part Two)

95bFM: Auckland, NZ
November 24, 2008
Part Two of Bfm's interview with Evan Wolfson.



Monday, November 17, 2008

Evan Wolfson on The Michelangelo Signorile Show

Evan Wolfson joined Michelangelo Signorile on November 6, 2008 to discuss Prop 8 in California, why it's important to engage our friends and family, and where we go from here.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Marriage Equality: A Forum on Proposition 8

Evan Wolfson speaks at a Proposition 8 forum at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, on October 14, 2008. He explains California's important place in history, why marriage matters to the 11,000 couples who have already legally gotten married in California, and how to explain the intangible benefits and responsibilities of marriage to undecided voters.

The talk is followed by a Q&A.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Evan Wolfson - Securing the Freedom to Marry: What Next?

On September 15, 2008 Evan Wolfson spoke to the Philadelphia Bar Association at a program presented by the Family Law Section, Legal Rights of Unmarried Cohabitants, Civil Rights and LGBT Rights Committees.

He discussed how our current landscape mirrors Perez v. Sharp, when the California Supreme Court, in a 4-to-3 decision, becomes the first court in U.S. history to strike down race restrictions on marriage. He went on to explain the significance of holding on to marriage equality in California, and how marriage has been the context of many human rights fights through the history of our country.

The talk is followed by a Q&A.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Evan Wolfson discusses the landscape for marriage in 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.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Gov. Schwarzenegger opposes ballot initiative to amend California Constitution to ban gay and lesbian marriages

Log Cabin Republicans National Convention
11 April 2008
San Diego

Log Cabin Republicans President Patrick Sammon: "Our organization started here in California in 1978 and grew out of a ballot initiative -- the Briggs Initiative -- which would have prohibited gay and lesbian people from teaching in California public schools. And during that campaign, former Gov. Reagan spoke out against it. And here we are 30 years later and we're looking ahead to November, where there very well could be a ballot initiative that's meant to forever ban same-sex couples from having the same responsibilities through marriage that other couples do. Can we count on your opposition to this effort to ban gay people from having marriage equality?"

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger: "Well, first of all, I think that it would never happen in California because I think that California people are much further along with that issue. And, number two, I will always be there to fight against that. I think we need a constitutional amendment so that foreign-born citizens can run for president, but not about gay marriage.

That's a total waste of time."


Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Garden State Equality
February 2008

Listen to Garden State Equality's radio commercial about how civil unions don't work, produced by Tom Oppel of All Points Communications.