Freedom to Marry Podcast
Summary: Freedom to Marry is the gay and non-gay partnership working to win and defend marriage equality nationwide. Listen to our podcasts covering the latest developments, panels, speeches, debates and discussions concerning marriage for same-sex couples.
The Association of American Law Schools January 7, 2009 Section Luncheon: Speaker Evan Wolfson, Freedom to Marry 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. mp3
michellehaimoff's Podcast February 10, 2009 Evan Wolfson speaks with Michelle Haimoff about the problem with the term "gay marriage," the legal battles ahead for gay Americans, and the most effective thing the gay community can do to achieve equality. mp3
Check out what Tahlib has to say about his experience with marriage equality, equal rights, homophobia and much, much more by listening to the show. 45 Minutes mp3
Washington University Law School November 19, 2008 Topic: Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People's Right to Marry (co-sponsored by OUTLAW and Allies, the SBA Diversity Committee, and the Family Law Society) Evan Wolfson frames the current events concerning marriage equality, including rallies across the country calling for action to end inequality, with the history of marriage and the continuing fight for marriage equality nationwide. 57 Minutes 34 Seconds mp3
95bFM: Auckland, NZ November 24, 2008 Part Two of Bfm's interview with Evan Wolfson. mp3 8m46s
95bFM: Auckland, NZ November 24, 2008 Evan Wolfson, US attorney and advocate and founder of Freedom To Marry, guests on The Monday Wire with Joe Nunweek's independent news and interview program. He talks to Joe about the path to Proposition 8's passage, and how it will be fought. mp3 10m56s
Evan Wolfson joined Michelangelo Signorile on November 6, 2008 to discuss Prop 8 in California, why it's important to engage our friends and family, and where we go from here. mp3
Evan Wolfson speaks at a Proposition 8 forum at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, on October 14, 2008. He explains California's important place in history, why marriage matters to the 11,000 couples who have already legally gotten married in California, and how to explain the intangible benefits and responsibilities of marriage to undecided voters. The talk is followed by a Q&A. mp3
On September 15, 2008 Evan Wolfson spoke to the Philadelphia Bar Association at a program presented by the Family Law Section, Legal Rights of Unmarried Cohabitants, Civil Rights and LGBT Rights Committees. He discussed how our current landscape mirrors Perez v. Sharp, when the California Supreme Court, in a 4-to-3 decision, becomes the first court in U.S. history to strike down race restrictions on marriage. He went on to explain the significance of holding on to marriage equality in California, and how marriage has been the context of many human rights fights through the history of our country. The talk is followed by a Q&A. mp3
On June 24, 2008 Evan Wolfson was the guest speaker at the New York office of Dickstein Shapiro LLP. He discussed the landscape for marriage in 2008, and explained why the California Supreme Court's carefully-worded decision affirming the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples is one of the most important milestones in gay civil rights history. mp3
Log Cabin Republicans National Convention 11 April 2008 San Diego Log Cabin Republicans President Patrick Sammon: "Our organization started here in California in 1978 and grew out of a ballot initiative -- the Briggs Initiative -- which would have prohibited gay and lesbian people from teaching in California public schools. And during that campaign, former Gov. Reagan spoke out against it. And here we are 30 years later and we're looking ahead to November, where there very well could be a ballot initiative that's meant to forever ban same-sex couples from having the same responsibilities through marriage that other couples do. Can we count on your opposition to this effort to ban gay people from having marriage equality?" Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger: "Well, first of all, I think that it would never happen in California because I think that California people are much further along with that issue. And, number two, I will always be there to fight against that. I think we need a constitutional amendment so that foreign-born citizens can run for president, but not about gay marriage. That's a total waste of time." mp3
RADIO AD: Help Garden State Equality February 2008 Listen to Garden State Equality's radio commercial about how civil unions don't work, produced by Tom Oppel of All Points Communications.
New Jersey’s Chief Opponent of Marriage Equality Says Letting Same-Sex Couples Marry Would Not Affect His Marriage February 20, 2008 New Jersey's chief opponent of marriage equality, John Tomicki of the New Jersey Coalition to Preserve and Protect Marriage, stated yesterday that marriage equality for same-sex couples would not affect his marriage. His sweeping, quite puzzled response, "Why would it?" demolishes the argument that ending discrimination in marriage would destroy the institution.
Lizz goes one one one with Evan Wolfson Shoot the Messenger February 11, 2008 Evan Wolfson breaks it down for the good folks at Shoot The Messenger. Shoot The Messenger is a satirical wrap-up of the week's news from the brain of Daily Show Co-creator Lizz Winstead. A live sketch-comedy show incorporating multi-media elements, it gives us the world as seen through the filters of the fictional producers and on-air talent at Wake-up World - America's first and only 6 hour Morning Show which is coincidentaly on 24/7 America's first and only infonewsment network. 42:03 min
Evan Wolfson on Freedom to Marry Week Coach Sappho's Live Podcast February 13, 2008 Wolfson discusses how Freedom to Marry Week is meant to prompt conversations about the inequality and exclusion that exists across our country, conversations we need to have every day of the week, every week of the year, until we end marriage discrimination. He notes there are a record number of actions and events taking place across the country with great press coverage and blog commentary. Wolfson also discusses the history of the marriage movement and the drive this year for the next state to win the freedom to marry. 60:00 min