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Freedom To Marry’s Oversimplified Explanation Of Why It Deserves Your Donations

The Human Rights Campaign’s Joe Solmonese long claimed to have a “road map” to achieving equality across the land. He just wouldn’t let anyone take a peek. (This is different from HRC’s road map to repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, which was shared, but wholly ambiguous.) Now here comes Evan Wolfson’s Freedom To Marry, which recently took on Mark Solomon as national campaign director, releases the above video describing its own road map … to achieve marriage equality. It goes like this: 1) Convince more state lawmakers we’re not disgusting perverts and deserve marriage rights; 2) Con more neighbors and friends into believing we’re equitable members of society so they might write letters to their legislators, or at least respond favorably when quizzed by pollsters; and 3) Get DOMA overturned and do other federal-y stuff. Freedom To Marry describes this as their “three track” plan. Curiously, the National Organization has the same three-track plan, but it operates in reverse.