Commentary: Freedom to Marry: Touching the Hearts and Expanding the Dreams of Youth


  • Evan Wolfson


Young people dream of a life together with a committed partner, and the fight for the freedom to marry has a direct and positive effect on their self-esteem and sense of empowerment as the research compiled and analyzed by Michelle A. Marzullo and Gilbert Herdt shows. Not surprisingly, young people across the board overwhelmingly support the freedom to marry and are helping fuel the momentum for ending marriage discrimination.