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NEW YORK-- Evan Wolfson can recall being 10 or 11 when, while watching television with his mother, he turned to her and told her he didn’t think he’d ever get married.
At the time, his mother, Joan Colter Wolfson of Pittsburgh, thought nothing of it. “I didn’t know why he said that,” noted Mrs. Wolfson, now 77. “At that age we didn’t know that he was gay. We also couldn’t have known the wonderful way everything would turn out.”
Mr. Wolfson, now 54 and widely considered to be a key architect of the movement to legalize same-sex marriage, said that at that early age he already had an inkling of the direction his life was about to take. He also clearly remembered feeling that “the images of marriage in society didn’t include me.”
“But I always dreamed of falling in love,” he added, “finding someone to care for and be cared for by.”
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