Leadership Mission Alum Evan Wolfson Attends Groundbreaking Same-Sex Marriage Conference in Latin America

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Activists from across the Western Hemisphere will gather in Costa Rica this week for the first of its kind conference that will focus on marriage rights for same-sex couples in Latin America. Included, will be A Wider Bridge LGBTQ Leadership Mission alumnus, 2017 Evan Wolfson. Evan Wolfson at Tel Aviv Gay Pride Evan Wolfson was founder […]

Gay Israeli TV Chef Talks Food and Marriage

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Israel’s leading culinary journalist Gil Hovav, who is gay, recently chatted with the Windy City Times’ reporter Matt Simonette. Hovav and his partner, Daniel Halperin, have been together for thirty years and have a daughter, Naomi. A prominent gay TV personality, food journalist and chef in Israel, Gil Hovav, insists that he’s “not that infatuated […]

A Wedding in Israel Should be a Happy Occaision

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Journalist Cliff Savren argues that eliminating the Orthodox monopoly on marriage will benefit everyone, including same-sex couples. Yochai Werman and partner Yotam Hacohen hold a symbolic wedding at 2016 Jerusalem Pride The role of religion in the Jewish state was pushed to the margins in some ways when Israel was established. The Zionist movement was […]

Israeli High Court’s Shameful, Insulting Ruling on Marriage Equality

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High Court’s excision of support for marriage equality from PSA is deceptive and unnecessary In Israel in 2017 one cannot even dream of same-sex marriage. Thus decided the High Court of Justice, which struck down the term “to marry” from the sentence, “The right to love and to marry and to marry whom I choose, […]

Evan Wolfson in Israel, Speaks for the LGBTQ Community: “We Want the Right to Declare Our Love”

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During his visit to Israel with A Wider Bridge, Freedom to Marry’s Evan Wolfson met with Israeli journalist Ayelet Shani to discuss gay marriage in Israel and in the United States. Their conversation was transcribed and published in Shani’s acclaimed Haaretz column, “Me in Conversation.” Evan Wolfson, 60, a lawyer and an activist, founder and […]