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 (www.themic921.com) 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.