Saturday, July 18, 2015

The nonprofit advocacy group that won — and closed up shop

By Post Editorial Board

In a rarity for any US advocacy group, Freedom to Marry is closing up shop “simply” because it won. The move is applause-worthy because it’s so rare for any “public interest” lobby. Most outfits just find some new cause to justify keeping the money rolling in. “We achieved the goal we set out to do,” said Evan Wolfson, Freedom to Marry’s founder and president, when the Supreme Court ruled last month that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to get married. Most of the staff will be gone by December, he figures, with a few left to finally turn out the lights in February. Freedom to Marry has the class to roll the credits once the “hero” has won. Here’s hoping it starts a trend. [link]