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|45:31|| On the first day of legal gender-blind marriage in Massachusetts, the mood is celebratory throughout the Commonwealth. Our guests, Gail & Betsy Leondar-Wright, are due to be married in just 6 days, and have been prominently quoted and pictured in national publications. They are both committted to lives of progressive activism, and their marriage is one more such act. We talked with them about the politics of gender blind (same-sex) marriage, including their reasons for marrying, and their answers to those activists who object to participation in an institution with a long history of patriarical oppression of women.
Gail Leondar-Wright is the founder of gail leondar public relations, which promotes progressive books. She's publicized over 350 titles on peace, justice, environmental protection, human rights, feminism, and gay, lesbian and transgender concerns. Her clients have included Kate Bornstein, Leslie Feinberg, and Riki Anne Wilchins. With her partner, Betsy, she has been giving media interviews about marriage for gay and lesbian couples from a progressive feminist perspective.
Betsy Leondar-Wright is the Communications Director of United for a Fair Economy, which spotlights growing economic inequality. Her forthcoming book, "Class Matters: Cross-Class Alliance Building for Middle-Class Activists," is excerpted on her website, www.ClassMatters.org.
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