Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Horserace to equality: Federal marriage lawsuits, Part II

Bay Windows
July 22, 2009
A number of variables can affect a lawsuit’s chances of success or failure. As Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry, points out:
The best way to maximize the chances of winning a lawsuit is by creating the climate that enables judges to do their job -- and that means winning marriage in more states, telling more stories of our lives, building more public support, and doing the same kind of work needed to restore the freedom to marry at the ballot-box in California and advance in other states. There is no federal end-run around the nitty-gritty work of social change in a democratic society.

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