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Evan Wolfson

The Inside Story On How Marriage Equality Became A Reality In America

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 03.10.2017 | Queer Voices

After four decades of fighting in and out of the courts, marriage equality finally became a reality across America in 2015. Now a new documentary exam...

Meet One Of The Key Attorneys Who Fought For Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.22.2017 | Entertainment

Evan Wolfson and Mary Bonauto, key figures in the fight for marriage equality, are the subjects of the new documentary “The Freedom to Marry.” Wol...

Dear Gay White Brothers

Chris Cormier | Posted 03.29.2017 | Queer Voices
Chris Cormier

I hope we don't soon forget what silence felt like when hatred was directed at us, and instead reach back through that door. In this legacy-defining moment, what choice will you make?

Freedom To Marry Shares Lessons From Victorious Equality Campaign

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Evan Wolfson always wanted to lose his job -- because that would mean he was successful in reaching his goal. Wolfson, who spent most o...

What Evan Wolfson and Marriage Equality Have Done for the People Who Despise Them

Adrian Brooks | Posted 07.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Adrian Brooks

At a moment when Marriage Equality has become national law, albeit by the slimmest of margins LGBTQI folk and our allies would be moronic not to realize how harrowing is this decision for millions who don't share our belief in what is now deemed to be a Constitutionally guaranteed right.

Amanda Terkel

This Gay Rights Group Wants The Supreme Court To Shut It Down | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If everything goes as he hopes, Evan Wolfson will soon be out of a job. Wolfson, 58, is widely considered a key architect of the mar...

Amanda Terkel

This Gay Rights Group Wants The Supreme Court To Shut It Down | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If everything goes as he hopes, Evan Wolfson will soon be out of a job. Wolfson, 58, is widely considered a key architect of the mar...

Kate Clinton Talks LGBT Year in Review and 2015 LGBT Predictions (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I talked to Kate about how much work still needs to be done and her spin on our current LGBT issues.

Summoning the Ancestors

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Death stalks each generation in its own way, as activist David Mixner reminded us last week. He movingly recounted assisting the suicides of friends who were suffering through the final stages of AIDS in the 1980s. Testaments like his must be given if the new generation is to have any idea of the price that was paid by those who came before.

Gays of Future Past

Frank Bua | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Frank Bua

For anyone under 30, it may be difficult to imagine a time when the gay-rights movement wasn't operating at a milestone-a-minute pace. Fortunately a wave of artistic and media projects has emerged to remind us of heroes past, to refocus us on the type of activism that helped elevate the LGBT movement and to inspire us to make that final push.

Usurping the Podium and Claiming Credit: RuPaul, Chad Griffin and 'Gay Grandiosity Syndrome'

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Some people, and organizations, simply can't help themselves.

They Saw the DOMA and Prop 8 Cases Coming

Ian Bassin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ian Bassin

The lesson we all can take from the vision of those who foresaw this week is that often in quests for social justice, what seems impossible at first becomes inevitable later. And it's those who are willing to bear the brunt of being told that their ideas are impossible that move us forward.

Michelangelo Signorile

Freedom To Marry's Gay Marriage Efforts Are 'Misplaced,' Says LGBT Network Official | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Courage Campaign, the California-based LGBT online organizing network which has been a force in the battle against Prop 8 and other initiatives, j...

Michelangelo Signorile

Freedom To Marry President Discusses Marriage Equality Fight, NOM Memos | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Freedom to Marry president Evan Wolfson responded to charges that the group has abandoned efforts to fight constitutional amendments on the ballot thi...

President Obama's Maine Chance to Make the Case

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

On Saturday, Obama has the opportunity -- and I believe the obligation -- to speak in moral as well as concrete terms about non-gay people's stake in ending the exclusion and discrimination gay people endure.

Omnigamy, anyone?

Jane Minogue | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane Minogue

Stop debating whether or not gay marriage will open the door to polygamy and bestiality, and understand that marriage is an ever-changing arrangement to meet individual, social, cultural, and religious needs.

Frank Rich: Dems, Not GOP, Standing In Way Of Gay Rights

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It would be easy to blame the Beltway logjam in gay civil rights progress on the cultural warriors of the religious right and its political host, the ...

Winning the Freedom to Marry? Cue the Attack on the Gays!

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

The National Organization "for" Marriage and its backers are funneling a new ad into states such as Maine, New Jersey, and New York, whose legislatures are all weighing the freedom to marry.

Will the California Supreme Court Strike Down Prop 8, or "Willy-Nilly Disregard" Its Duty?

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

Unlike right-wing opponents of equality, who denounce and seek to punish courts for doing their job, I criticize only when they flinch or fail to do it.