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Watch an Exclusive 1986 Interview with Gay Marriage Crusader Evan Wolfson

The Freedom to Marry

At a time when many Americans are reconsidering their definitions of freedom, it’s important to revisit the history of the trailblazers who devoted their lives to civil rights activism. Enter Eddie Rosenstein's Freedom to Marry, a new documentary about historic attorney Evan Wolfson that has been called "a handbook for revolution."

For decades, Wolfson has tirelessly crusaded for marriage equality; In 2001 he founded Freedom to Marry, an organization dedicated to winning and preserving the right for same-sex couple to marry in America.

In an clip from Freedom to Marry, below, we see vintage footage from a 1986 interview with Wolfson. When asked by his brother why he is an activist for gay rights, he responds, "Injustice bothers me. I think it’s unfair that people should not be able to live their lives and make their own choices in a country that’s built on respect for individual choice and diverse exercise of freedom."

Watch the OUT exclusive, ahead of The Freedom to Marry's premiere on March 3.

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