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Kim Raff, APJ. Seth Anderson, left, and Michael Ferguson were one of the first couples married after a Utah judge declared the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional on Dec. 20.

Delicate path for marriage equality in red states: Court wins alone won’t be enough

Monday, January 20, 2014
Hours after federal judges struck down bans on same-sex marriage in Utah and Oklahoma, activist Evan Wolfson and his colleagues reached out to gay rights groups in the deeply conservative states with both congratulations and a reminder: Court wins alone won't be enough. [ Read more → ]
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Operative who led Minn. gay marriage campaign joins national advocacy group

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The man who led the successful effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota has taken a prominent job with an advocacy group pushing to make it legal in more U.S. states. [ Read more → ]
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Evan Wolfson: ‘Gay people are not going to use up all the marriage licenses’

Sunday, March 24, 2013
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments this week in two historic same-sex marriage cases -- one challenging California's ban on gay marriage, and the other challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act -- supporters and opponents of marriage equality are stepping up their cases in the court of public opinion. [ Read more → ]
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Advocacy groups decry study that suggests negative outcomes for kids of gay parents

Monday, June 11, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Leading LGBT advocacy organizations on Monday widely criticized a study released by right-wing conservative author Mark Regnerus of the Department of Sociology and Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, that made several claims of negative outcomes for children raised by gay and lesbian parents. [ Read more → ]
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Obama affirms LGBT support during Barnard commencement address

Monday, May 14, 2012
NEW YORK — President Barack Obama reaffirmed his support of LGBT rights during Barnard College’s commencement address on Monday. [ Read more → ]
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New Jersey governor vetoes marriage equality bill, as expected

Friday, February 17, 2012
TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie on Friday afternoon vetoed a bill approved by the state legislature that would legalize same-sex marriage -- just six hours after it reached his desk. [ Read more → ]
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Freedom to Marry vs. NOM on who should decide who gets married

Monday, February 6, 2012
Jeremy Hooper at Good As You calls our attention to Sunday's televised "debate" on same-sex marriage between Freedom to Marry President Evan Wolfson and National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown. [ Read more → ]
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2011: An ‘epic year of transformation’ for marriage equality in the U.S.

Saturday, December 31, 2011
One leading advocate called 2011 an “epic” year for marriage equality. Was it? While only one state -- New York -- enacted full marriage rights for same-sex couples, it was the most populous state to do so. Five other states also moved closer to marriage equality than ever before. Public opinion shifted dramatically towards supporting equality. And the Obama administration announced that it no longer considers a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act constitutional. [ Read more → ]
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Advocacy group will not lead ballot effort to overturn Proposition 8

Thursday, October 6, 2011
California’s largest gay rights advocacy group on Wednesday announced it would not lead a ballot campaign to undo Proposition 8, the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Bipartisan pollsters report momentum in nationwide support for marriage equality

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Leading Republican and Democratic pollsters on Wednesday released a new analysis of polling data spanning more than a decade that reveals a dramatic shift in public attitudes on the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
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Wolfson: New York marriage equality ‘a watershed moment for our country’

Friday, June 24, 2011
Winning the freedom to marry in New York is without a doubt a watershed moment for our country and our campaign. [ Read more → ]
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‘Freedom to Marry’ to launch national marriage equality public education campaign

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Freedom to Marry is set to launch the groundbreaking “Why Marriage Matters” campaign -- the first-ever national public education campaign aimed at increasing nationwide support for marriage equality. [ Read more → ]
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