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Freedom to Marry, is a national non-profit organization founded in New York City in 2002. Its stated mission is "working to win marriage equality nationwide."[1] It works through litigation, legislation, and community education. Its executive director is Evan Wolfson. Before founding the coalition, Wolfson worked as an attorney at the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, a U.S. lesbian and gay legal advocacy group. Wolfson was co-counsel in the landmark Hawaii gay marriage case, Baehr v. Mike, which launched the current debate over same-sex marriage into the national spotlight. He was also involved in Baker v. Vermont, the Vermont Supreme Court case that led to the creation of civil unions in that state.

Wolfson is frequently quoted in media stories about the issue of same-sex marriage.

All proceeds from the annual WedRock benefit rock concert, featuring celebrity supporters like Margaret Cho, Sandra Bernhard, John Cameron Mitchell, and Henry Rollins, are allocated to Freedom to Marry.

National Partners


Freedom to Marry staff in 2006.

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See also

  • Jim de Sève

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