A new video released today by Freedom to Marry, the civil rights advocacy organization founded by LGBT rights pioneer Evan Wolfson, documents the emotional fight to achieve full marriage equality throughout all 50 states.
The journey to equal dignity under the law has been a remarkable one, a point this video underscores. Through all the struggles, the divisions, and the setbacks, “We learned, we built, we rebounded, we kept going…We convinced the nation that love is love.”
“As the freedom to marry arrives in every part of the country, accompanied by joyful weddings, families helped, and communities flourishing, the story of how it happened will provide guidance and inspiration to other campaigns in the ongoing work of making America a more perfect union. It was the combination of the Constitution’s promise, a decades-long movement, a successful strategy, and a tenacious campaign involving so many groups and individuals that led to this transformation and triumph. This beautiful video captures the moment and the meaning of this civil rights victory.”
The video premiered at Freedom to Marry’s Victory Celebration event last Thursday, July 9, where Vice President Joe Biden joined Wolfson and offered his tribute to the Freedom to Marry campaign and the movement it spearheaded.
Watch the moving video below: