Evan Wolfson

    • Media Contact:
      Jackie Yodashkin
    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Founder and President
    • Organization:FREEDOM TO MARRY
    • Area of Expertise:Marriage for Same-Sex Couples
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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Marriage for Same-Sex Couples
      Summary of expertise:
      Evan Wolfson is the Founder and President of Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, and author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People’s Right to Marry. In 2004, Time magazine named him one of the "100 most influential people in the world." Prior to founding Freedom to Marry in 2003, Wolfson launched the marriage movement as co-counsel in the landmark Hawaii marriage case, Baehr v. Miike. He also contributed to the legal teams in the Vermont case that led to the creation of "civil unions" and Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, which led to marriage in Massachusetts. Wolfson argued before the Supreme Court in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale and has taught at Columbia Law School as an adjunct professor. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Other Areas of Expertise: marriage; marriage equality; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender equality; lesbian and gay families; lesbian and gay law; legal issues; national politics; constitutional issues; constitutional law; party politics; court issues; litigation; legislation
      Blog/Web site: http://www.freedomtomarry.org
      Books/articles published:
      Why Marriage Matters
      Prior media experience:
      MSNBC, FOX, CSPAN The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, AC360, Rick's List, ABC’s Nightline Twittercast, Larry King Live, Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline with Ted Koppel, regular contributions to the Huffington Post
      Educational background:
      Yale, Harvard Law

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