Critically-Acclaimed Winning Marriage Paperback Edition Hits Stores


Definitive account of how the freedom to marry was won is re-released with a new, final chapter following historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling

New York – Today ForeEdge/University Press of New England released an updated edition of Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits – And Won, authored by longtime marriage strategist Marc Solomon. The paperback edition includes a new section on practical lessons from the marriage campaign that are applicable to other social movements and an afterword on the historic nationwide ruling on marriage this past June.

“Whether considering criminal justice reform, gun violence prevention, remedies to economic inequality, or measures to address climate change, there are important lessons to be learned from the marriage fight,” said Solomon. “In this final version of Winning Marriage, I seek to make those lessons accessible to anyone who wants to make lasting social change.“

Solomon, who campaigned on marriage for nearly 15 years, tells the gripping story of what it took to make a seemingly impossible goal—to win the freedom to marry for all Americans—a reality in a relatively short period of time. From his perspective as a veteran campaign strategist, Solomon gives readers a fly-on-the-wall view of the winning strategies and tactics that have made marriage equality the most successful social movement in recent American history.

U.S. News and World Report calls Winning Marriage "a playbook” for progressive causes. It was named a “Best Book of 2014” and called “the definitive political history of marriage equality” by Slate. It was also featured on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd and in the New York TimesPolitico, and The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine.

Solomon has served as Freedom to Marry’s national campaign director since 2010, where he directed all the organization’s programs to win marriage nationwide. In fifteen years of work on marriage, he led the campaign to protect marriage in Massachusetts and played leading roles in multiple other state campaigns.  

Solomon begins a book tour this fall and is speaking at foundations, businesses, law firms, think tanks, universities, public forums, and other institutions nationwide. To learn more or find out how to book him, email

Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage nationwide.