Marc Solomon
Marc Solomon, the national campaign director for Freedom to Marry, has been at the forefront of the marriage movement. As the executive director of MassEquality from 2005 to 2008, Solomon led the campaign to defeat two discriminatory constitutional amendments in the first freedom-to-marry state in the nation. Following the victory in Massachusetts, Solomon served as Marriage Director for Equality California, where he led the largest state effort in movement history to make the case for marriage equality through face-to-face conversations. He is the author of Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits -- and Won (2014).

Entries by Marc Solomon

Come abbiamo conquistato il matrimonio: dieci lezioni apprese

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 4:58 AM

Come l'intero paese ormai sa, la Corte Suprema degli Stati Uniti ha stabilito che le coppie dello stesso sesso avranno presto la libertà di sposarsi, e i loro matrimoni godranno del medesimo rispetto in tutta l'America. Questa sentenza porterà con sé gioia per le famiglie, e segnerà la...

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동성결혼 판결에서 승리할 수 있었던 10가지 이유

(2) Comments | Posted June 27, 2015 | 5:46 PM

미국 대법원이 미국 전역에서 동성 커플도 곧 결혼할 수 있는 자유를 갖게 되고, 결혼에 대한 평등한 존중을 받게 된다고 판결했다. 이번 결정은 가족들에게 기쁨을 줄 것이고, 수십 년에 걸친 결혼 운동에 최후의 승리를 안겼다. 여러 해에 걸쳐 익힌, 다른 진보적 사회 운동에도 적용할 수 있는 교훈을 모아보았다.


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Como ganhamos o direito de casar: 10 lições aprendidas

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 7:22 PM

Como o mundo inteiro já sabe a essa altura, a Suprema Corte dos Estados Unidos decidiu hoje que casais do mesmo sexo logo terão a liberdade para se casar, e seus casamentos serão respeitados em todo o país. A decisão traz felicidade para muitas famílias e uma vitória...

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How We Won Marriage: 10 Lessons Learned

(38) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 11:04 AM

As the whole country knows by now, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that same-sex couples will soon have the freedom to marry and equal respect for their marriages across America. This ruling will bring joy to families, and final victory to the decades-long marriage movement. Here are some of...

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Gun Violence Prevention Taking a Page From the Freedom to Marry Playbook

(39) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 7:56 AM

Earlier this month, when Washington state passed I-594, a citizens' initiative to require background checks on all gun sales, it proved two basic truths. First, Americans overwhelmingly support background checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and other dangerous people. Second, it shows that it is a...

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Pride in Deval Patrick

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 1:39 PM

June is the perfect time to salute political leaders who have fought for and stood by us. It is, after all, Pride Month. A decade after the nation's first marriages of gay couples in Massachusetts, it seems especially appropriate to single out Gov. Deval Patrick who is now in his...

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The Mitt I Battled

(82) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 3:05 PM

In offering up last week's "qualified endorsement" of Mitt Romney for president, the Log Cabin Republicans alleged that "as his record as Governor of Massachusetts suggests, [Romney] will not waste his precious time in office with legislative attacks on LGBT Americans." As soon as I read that, I...

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A Tale of Two Conventions

(62) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 1:45 PM

In the wake of two starkly different political conventions, there's great reason to feel truly hopeful about where our country is headed when it comes to the freedom to marry.

The Democratic National Convention ratified a platform that looked toward a future where America's promise of liberty and justice...

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Democrats: Say I Do

(3) Comments | Posted February 13, 2012 | 2:57 PM

"For all my years in public life, I have believed that America must sail toward the shores of liberty and justice for all. There is no end to that journey, only the next great voyage."

Those were the words of the late Senator Ted Kennedy in one of his last...

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How We Won New York

(19) Comments | Posted June 30, 2011 | 3:39 PM

On Monday, June 13th, I arrived in Albany for what turned into a two-week marathon. From the first day when I -- along with fellow advocates -- made the recommendation to Governor Cuomo to move the marriage legislation forward, to this past Friday night when I had the honor of...

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