How Did Marriage Equality Go Mainstream: Evolution or Revolution?
Stuart Gaffney, Communications Director, Marriage Equality USA
John Lewis, Legal and Policy Director, Marriage Equality USA
As one of the plaintiff couples in the landmark California marriage equality cases, Stuart and John will relate stories of everyday heroes working for the freedom to marry. As directors with Marriage Equality USA, Stuart and John have joined with many activists who, for over a decade, helped nurture the love revolution that is in full bloom today. Our speakers will describe how the freedom to marry stands on the shoulders of over a half century of LGBT activism and how the movement for marriage equality is creating momentum for full LGBT equality in every aspect of our lives. While progress is made toward equality in all 50 states, we will also hear about Stuart and John’s work with activists in Japan as the movement has gone global.