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Evan Wolfson: ‘I ALWAYS believed we would win, but I didn’t expect to cry.’

Evan Wolfson

Evan Wolfson

Evan Wolfson

Evan Wolfson

Evan Wolfson, Founder and president of Freedom to Marry, writing for The New York Times:

I ALWAYS believed we would win, but I didn’t expect to cry.

The Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday, that the Constitution guarantees gay people the freedom to marry, is a monumental and inspiring victory. America got it right. Love won. We all did.

That, indeed, is something to celebrate. And now we must get back to work.

Securing protections from discrimination for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans needs to be our priority. In too many parts of the country, people can still be fired, evicted, refused service or even humiliated at stores or restaurants because of their sexual orientation or gender identity — in other words, just for being who they are.

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