John M. Becker

Freedom to Marry's Closing Argument

Filed By John M. Becker | April 26, 2015 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Media
Tags: Freedom to Marry, gay marriage, marriage equality, same-sex marriage, SCOTUS

freedom-to-marry-closing-argument.pngAhead of Supreme Court oral arguments on Tuesday, the national marriage-equality group Freedom to Marry released a new 30-second ad spot outlining what Evan Wolfson, the group's founder, calls its "closing argument."

And as Freedom to Marry explains in a press release, the phrase "closing argument" is meant literally: the group will close its doors if the Supreme Court makes marriage equality the law of the land in June.

"With this latest ad, Freedom to Marry is summing up our closing argument, in hopes of closing our doors after getting the national win," said Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry. "After 30-plus years of doing marriage work, I am gratified that we're in such a strong place as we head into court on Tuesday. The American people have resoundingly and unequivocally embraced the side of love and fairness. We hope the Supreme Court does the right thing and agrees with more than 60 federal and state courts that have held marriage discrimination unconstitutional. America is ready for the freedom to marry. It's time."

60% of Americans support the freedom to marry, according to a Washington Post/ABC poll released last week. In the event that the Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage nationwide this summer, Freedom to Marry, which was founded in 2003 and is the sole national organization dedicated to winning marriage for same-sex couples, will shut its doors, its mission having been completed.

Watch, after the break.

The ad spot began airing today on three weekly political news shows and 60 Minutes, and will also reportedly be broadcast on national cable programs this week.

h/t: Joe My God.


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