The Washington Blade has a new interview out today with Marc Solomon — National Campaign Director for Freedom to Marry (pictured).
Probably the highlight of the interview comes at the end, when Solomon talks about what happens if the Supreme Court rules for marriage nationwide. Solomon says this would mean the end of Freedom to Marry, because the organization's goal would be achieved:
We’ve always been set up as a campaign, and we are a campaign, and when we’ve won nationwide, we’re finished…I want to see some of the really good people stick around in LGBT stuff, or in other progressive causes, but Freedom to Marry’s done. That’s I think a great holding out is put yourself out of business.
Solomon is optimistic about such a ruling, deeming it "highly unlikely" that the court will rule against same-sex marriage. Further, with support climbing in the polls, he is "pretty confident" that voters are also more supportive of gay marriage. He suggests there will not be the same opposition to pro-gay marriage ballot marriages we saw in 2012.
Solomon also talks the long road it's been to this point, saying he must've seen "more than 10 field organizers" bit by dogs while going door-to-door. “Other people have been chased down the street by homophobes," he said. "We don’t send people door-to-door in Cambridge, or in Chelsea, or in parts of the Chicago that we’re doing well."
Check out the whole interview here.