Friday, December 08, 2006

GLAD Podcast: Next Steps towards Marriage Equality

Last Thursday GLAD attorney Ben Klein discussed GLAD's lawsuit for equal marriage in Connecticut on a conference call. GLAD filed briefs at the Connecticut Supreme Court just before Thanksgiving and they expect oral arguments in the spring. You can also listen to Ben's analysis by accessing the audio file on their website.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

From NPR: A personal view of marriage equality

A Personal View of Same-Sex Marriage
News & Notes, November 14, 2006 · The New Jersey Supreme Court recently declared the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. Two of the plaintiffs in that case, Alicia Heath-Toby and Saundra Toby-Heath, describe what marriage means to them.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Evan Wolfson debates Maggie Gallagher at the Jewish Theological Seminary

Jewish Theological Seminary, New York
October 16, 2006
Debating Maggie Gallagher of the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy, a prolific opponent of gay couples' freedom to marry, Evan Wolfson quotes Ronald Reagan's critique of those who "see something happen in practice and wonder if it will work in theory."

Friday, October 13, 2006

WI State Senator Mark Miller on civil rights and marriage

Excerpts from an interview by John Quinlan on the public affairs radio program, Forward Forum, which aired on July 29, 2006 on WXXM, The Mic, 92.1 ( in Madison, WI. State Senator Miller reflects on the parallels between laws that had historically prohibited interracial marriage and current prohibitions against marriage for same sex couples. He draws on his own experiences in the late 1960s, early in his marriage to Jo Oyama-Miller, his Japanese-American wife, when the young couple lived lived in Alabama--a state where it was still technically illegal for them to be married. The 13 minute clip also includes excerpts from a speech that then State Rep. delivered on the floor of the WI State Assembly March 4, 2004.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Evan Wolfson Keynotes Kentucky Fairness Alliance Dinner 2 Years After Constitutional Amendment Vote

Speaking in Lexington, KY on October 7, 2006, Evan urges the 700+ non-gay and gay attendees not to "let the constitutional amendment be the last word," but rather, lay out a vision for how to move forward and win marriage equality for the thousands of Kentucky same-sex couples and their kids that the "reachable middle" has only begun to get to know.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Marriage equality leader debates VA anti-gay amendment sponsor

Del. Robert Marshall, R-Manassas, and Evan Wolfson debated the issue of marriage equality, and more specifically the Marshall-Newman Amendment concerning same-sex marriage co-sponsored by Marshall.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Why Marriage Matters: The Fight to Win the Freedom to Marry in New York and Nationwide

Evan Wolfson's September 20, 2006 lecture at the Yale Club of New York, sponsored by Yale GALA: Yale’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Alumni Network. Evan analyzes the NY high court ruling refusing to end the exclusion from marriage and the movement forward in New York, and does Q&A.

Monday, June 12, 2006

NPR's Weekend Edition interview with Evan Wolfson

States Take Variety of Stances on Marriage Equality
NPR's Weekend Edition on Saturday, June 10, 2006 features commentary by Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

VIDEO: Monday morning blogger

PoliticsTV's Monday morning blogger talks about the upcoming federal anti-gay marriage amendment, Mary Cheney, and other goings-on in the nation's capitol.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

VIDEO:'s Freedom Files

The ACLU Freedom Files, a revolutionary new 10-part series, tells the stories of everyday Americans whose civil liberties have been threatened, and how they fought back. This episode illustrates the tragic consequences for lesbian and gay families when they are denied protections.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Part 2 of Evan Wolfson's interview with Barry Lynn on Culture Shocks

Part two of the April 10, 2006 interview on Barry Lynn's Culture Shocks in which Evan Wolfson refutes the right-wing's "polygamy" scare tactics.

Part 1 of Evan Wolfson's interview with Barry Lynn on Culture Shocks

Part one of the April 10, 2006 interview on Barry Lynn's Culture Shocks in which Evan Wolfson refutes the right-wing's "polygamy" scare tactics.

Friday, March 31, 2006

State of Beliefs Special Edition: Religion, Sexual Orientation and Marriage

Washington, March 24 – On this "State of Belief," The Interfaith Alliance Foundation’s show on Air America Radio, Rev. Welton Gaddy sits down with religious leaders from several faith traditions to examine the controversial intersection of religion and sexual orientation.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

N.H. House votes against amendment to ban gay and lesbian marriage


The New Hampshire House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday against a proposed amendment to the state constitution to ban gay and lesbian marriage.

The late afternoon vote was 207-125.

Hear the audio of the debate.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

From SBS Radio: OPINION: Marriage equality proposal in China


A sociologist and member of the advisory body to the parliament has submitted a proposal on marriage equality in China.

SBS Radio China correspondent Betta Plebani speaks about the proposal and discrimination faced by gay and lesbian people in the country.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

PHONE SEMINAR: Evan Wolfson leads a seminar on religious messaging for marriage equality

Facilitated by Harry Knox of the Religion & Faith Program at the Human Rights Campaign, Evan spoke to HRC’s Progressive State Clergy Coalition partners around the country on February 1, 2006.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

RADIO INTERVIEW: Samiya Bashir on the importance of marriage equality

Freedom to Marry Communication Director Samiya Bashir joins RAINBOW RADIO in South Carolina for their Freedom to Marry Week program to discuss the importance of marriage equality. 2/12/06

Monday, February 06, 2006

VIDEO: "Marriage Training Institute" at NGLTF's Creating Change Conference

Non-gay leaders share key lessons learned in their work to engage constituents in the fight for the freedom to marry. Panel held at Freedom to Marry’s "Marriage Training Institute" in Oakland, CA, 11/10/05, at the Creating Change Conference, a program of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

SPEECH: Winning Marriage Equality: The Road Ahead

Wolfson delivers the Cal Anderson Memorial Lecture at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, and calls for all of us to engage neighbors and fellow citizens in the personal and informational conversations they deserve – and trust that from that engagement will come marriage.