By and About Evan Wolfson

Evan Wolfson was the founder and president of Freedom to Marry. In his 32 years advocating for the freedom to marry, Evan has shared his thoughts through writings, speeches, and video, as well as in the many profiles that have been written about him. Below is a collection of pieces by and about Evan. Select a category using the dropdown menu to filter the type of content.

  • Evan Wolfson: Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) Commencement Speech

    "Even as recently as five years ago, let alone in the years in which you all were born, the idea that a gay activist campaigning for the freedom to marry would be chosen by a state school in Illinois as its commencement speaker would have seemed inconceivable to most people," Evan Wolfson said while speaking at Northeastern Illinois University in May 2016.

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  • Evan Wolfson Receives the MassMutual Vow to Protect Award

    Published by Out Magazine on November 12, 2015 Meet Evan Wolfson, one of the 2015 OUT100 honorees and recipient of the MassMutual Vow to Protect Award.

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  • Equality Activist Evan Wolfson on Generosity, Government and Mending the World

    Published by Chicago Community Trust on November 2, 2015 In advance of his special talk at the 2015 Chicago Humanities Festival , the founder and president of Freedom to Marry shared his thoughts on why he gives back and why being involved in civic affairs is not only important, it’s essential to ensure that our community, and our nation, live up to our ideals.

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  • Evan Wolfson: How We Won the Freedom to Marry and What Comes Next

    Published by University of Minnesota on November 2, 2015 In conversation with Sasha Aslanian of Minnesota Public Radio, Evan Wolfson talked about how we won the freedom to marry and what comes next for the LGBT movement.

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  • Evan Wolfson Rests His Case

    Published by Harvard Law Bulletin on October 1, 2015 Thirty-two years had passed since Evan Wolfson wrote a paper as a student at Harvard Law School arguing for the right to same-sex marriage, and two decades since he had served as co-counsel in the first state case to gain real traction for that right. The legal battle was over. He was finally, gloriously, out of a job.

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  • Beyond Marriage: The Case for Full LGBT Equality

    Published by The Desert Sun on September 3, 2015 Evan Wolfson pens a forward-looking op-ed about the work remaining for LGBT rights – specifically the lack of federal non-discrimination laws for LGBT people – in a post-marriage world.

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  • Freedom to Marry is Going Out of Business. And Everybody’s Thrilled.

    Published by The Washington Post on July 30, 2015 “Evan Wolfson, founder and president of New York-based Freedom to Marry, worked on legalizing same-sex marriage for 32 years. With the Supreme Court’s recent decision, he also has worked himself out of a job.”

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  • Evan Wolfson: Profile

    Published by Haas Jr. Perspectives on July 27, 2015 Evan Wolfson shares some of the inspiration that sustained the fight for marriage equality, shortly after the full marriage win in June 2015.

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  • Evan Wolfson: ‘I Believed We Could Win’

    Published by The New York Times on July 24, 2015 Jim Rutenberg of Reuters interviews Evan Wolfson after the historic Supreme Court ruling in favor of the freedom to marry.

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  • Its Goal Met, Gay-Marriage Advocacy Group Will Shut Down

    Published by The Wall Street Journal on July 15, 2015 Wall Street Journal wrote a glowing profile of Evan Wolfson and Freedom to Marry's plan to shut down after the historic Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage.

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  • Celebrating the National Victory

    Published by Freedom to Marry on July 10, 2015 In a speech at Freedom to Marry's celebration, Evan Wolfson speaks about the in the importance of the national victory and the movement that achieved it.

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  • National Constitution Center: The Fight for LGBT Rights in Philadelphia, 50 Years Later

    Published by National Constitution Center on July 3, 2015 Evan Wolfson appeared on a panel at the National Constitution Center alongside activists who fought 50 years earlier for LGBT rights in Philadelphia.

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  • Lessons for Philanthropy From the Marriage Win

    Published by Chronicle of Philanthropy on June 28, 2015 Reflecting on the marriage victory at the Supreme Court, Evan Wolfson examines the powerful role of philanthropy in funding a movement. "The important role of philanthropy — which embraced a sustained campaign to promote the idea and invested $120 million in it — cannot and should not be overlooked," he writes.

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  • Evan Wolfson, Architect of the Gay Marriage Equality Movement

    Published by Financial Times on June 26, 2015 The lawyer has helped win 65 court rulings in the past two years — and also found the time to renovate his Manhattan apartment.

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  • Freedom to Marry’s Evan Wolfson Cried Tears of Joy Reading the Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

    Published by Frontiers Media on June 26, 2015 Evan Wolfson, the hardest working man in the marriage movement talks the victory, the expected backlash, RFRA laws and the need for a federal civil rights law

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  • What’s Next in the Fight for Gay Equality

    Published by New York Times on June 26, 2015 Following the momentous Supreme Court victory, Evan Wolfson looks at what's next, and how the LGBT movement can harness the marriage win to continue the essential work ahead.

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  • For Freedom to Marry’s Founder, a Date with History

    Published by USA Today on June 17, 2015 A look back at Evan Wolfon's long history leading the movement to win the freedom to marry. Richard Wolf of USA Today explains: "The Supreme Court is likely to put Evan Wolfson out of work in the next two weeks, and he couldn't be happier."

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  • Evan Wolfson, The Paul Revere Of Marriage, Prepares For An Overnight Victory 40 Years In The Making

    Published by Queerty on May 31, 2015 Queerty profiled Evan Wolfson in May 2015 in advance of the Supreme Court ruling on the freedom to marry.

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  • The Making of the Marriage Equality Revolution

    Published by Politico on April 28, 2015 In this April 2015 article, Josh Zeitz of Politico profiles Evan Wolfson and Marc Solomon ahead of Supreme Court oral arguments.

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  • Evan Wolfson Debates Brian Brown on the Freedom to Marry

    Published by C-SPAN on April 28, 2015 On the day of the oral argument, Wolfson squared off with Brian Brown of the so-called National Organization for Marriage. “Gay people are not out there trying to redefine marriage," Wolfson said. "The courts are not redefining marriage. Marriage is not defined by who is denied it. When gay people share in marriage, it doesn't redefine marriage."

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  • Evan Wolfson Debates Tony Perkins on America’s Evolution on the Freedom to Marry

    Published by CBS News on April 26, 2015 Two days before the Supreme Court heard oral arguments, Evan Wolfson discussed the many ways in which America was ready for the freedom to marry, responding to Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins.

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  • The Marriage Mastermind

    Published by Slate on April 26, 2015 Slate writer Mark Joseph Stern looked at "How Evan Wolfson transformed American society" through his decades of work on the freedom to marry, noting, "Wolfson’s greatest hope for the Supreme Court’s upcoming marriage equality ruling is that it will put him out of a job."

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  • How Do You Change the Deeply Held Beliefs of a Nation?

    Published by Reuters on April 17, 2015 Evan Wolfson describes how, through the years, Freedom to Marry worked to win support for marriage between same-sex couples in the court of public opinion.

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  • Mary Bonauto is the Supreme Court Hero We Need and Deserve

    Published by The Advocate on April 15, 2015 Shortly before the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in April, Mary Bonauto, who argued the landmark case for marriage in Massachusetts, was announced as the choice lawyer to present the case for the freedom to marry. Evan Wolfson explained why she was the right choice - and a marriage hero.

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  • Gay Group to Close if Supreme Court Rules for Marriage

    Published by The Washington Blade on March 23, 2015 Evan Wolfson, president of the New York-based Freedom to Marry, said he’s hoping his group’s work as one of the lead advocates for marriage equality will no longer be needed if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that gays and lesbians couples have a constitutional right to marry.

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  • This Gay Rights Group Wants The Supreme Court To Shut It Down

    Published by The Huffington Post on March 23, 2015 In this March 2015 article, Evan Wolfson talks about the shutting down of Freedom to Marry.

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  • “Freedom to Marry’s Ladder of Clarity: Lessons from a Winning Campaign (That Is Not Yet Won)”

    Published by Columbia Journal of Gender and law on February 28, 2014 "We had great clarity about the vision," Evan Wolfson said at this Columbia Law Symposium on gay rights and reproductive rights. "If you can’t say what winning is, you’re not going to be able to get there as effectively as you need to."

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  • The Chief Engine of Change: Conversation

    Published by Stanford Social Innovation Review on February 12, 2015 "From the beginning, we at Freedom to Marry believed that the chief engine of change would be conversation; thus, generating conversations was a critical objective," Evan Wolfson and Communications Director Kevin Nix write in this case study. "The right people delivering the right message—amplified across multiple media and advertising platforms, and, yes, millions of conversations—changed the American public's understanding of why gay couples want to marry and of gay people generally."

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  • The Impact of Judicial Decisions on the Midterm Elections

    Published by Center for American Progress Action Fund on November 14, 2014 Watch video from this panel featuring Evan Wolfson discussing federal court decisions in favor of the freedom to marry, and how they impacted Election Day races during the 2014 Midterm elections. The panel takes a look at the political landscape and examines the issues moving forward.

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  • Frank Rich Column

    Published by New York Magazine on October 9, 2014 After the Supreme Court declines to hear a marriage case, several appellate court rulings are left in place bringing the freedom to marry to a number of new states. In light of this victory, New York Magazine credits Evan as making “a big American dream come true.”

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  • 10 Years of Marriage, 10 Milestones to Celebrate How We Got Here

    Published by Pride Magazine on June 1, 2014 Evan Wolfson contributed this piece to the annual Pride magazine counting down 10 big milestones for marriage in the past 10 years. He writes: "Let’s take a moment to savor and remember how far we’ve come—and with full victory within reach (provided we keep reaching), let’s re-engage to finish the job and fulfill our goal of winning marriage nationwide!"

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  • Evan Wolfson Reflects on Decade of Marriage Momentum at ‘Cheers to 10 Years’ Event

    Evan Wolfson delivered remarks at the 10th Anniversary celebration event, reflecting on the movement and organization he has led for ten years. "Thank you for joining us at this 10th anniversary party for Freedom to Marry. With your help, we are determined, there will be no 15th," he said

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  • “Lessons Learned, Symposium Keynote Between Evan Wolfson and Olatunde Johnson”

    Published by Columbia Human Rights Law Review on April 1, 2014 At this symposium, Freedom to Marry president Evan Wolfson shared lessons learned from the marriage movement, brainstorming ways that the right to housing movement can learn from the effort and successes.

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  • The Marriage Equality Movement Is Getting Ready To Go Back To The Supreme Court

    Published by BuzzFeed on January 23, 2014 Evan Wolfson talks with BuzzFeed about “setting the stage for a successful return to the Supreme Court.” He and his group, Freedom to Marry, are focused on making sure the justices and other decision-makers across the country know the debate is over.

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  • Guns, Marriage, and the Constitution

    Published by Open Society Foundation on January 23, 2014 Listen to audio from this conversation between Freedom to Marry founder Evan Wolfson and David Keene, the former president of the National Rifle Association, on the challenges each campaign faced and the strategies they deployed to protect the right to which they are committed: the freedom to marry for same-sex couples and supporters of the right to bear arms.

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  • Q. & A.: Evan Wolfson on Winning the Gay-Marriage Fight

    Published by The New Yorker on December 2, 2013 Richard Socarides of the New Yorker talks with Evan Wolfson about the growing number of victories at the state level and how long it will take for there to be full marriage rights for same-sex couples.

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  • Freedom to Marry Everywhere

    Published by USA Today on November 25, 2013 Evan Wolfson and Mary Bonauto of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders wrote about two historic marriage cases: Hawaii’s and Massachusetts’ - 20 years after the beginning of Hawaii’s battle for marriage, and 10 years after the Massachusetts victory.

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  • Video: Tony Kushner Presents Evan Wolfson with Pride Agenda Leadership Award

    Published by Empire State Pride Agenda on October 17, 2013 Evan Wolfson received the Douglas W. Jones Leadership Award at the Empire State Pride Agenda's fall dinner in New York City, presented to him by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner.

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  • Wedded to an Idea

    Published by The Washington Post on July 2, 2013 This profile of Evan Wolfson reflected on the landmark Supreme Court decision and looked ahead to what's next: "There’s no question where it’s going," Wolfson said. "The only question is how soon we can bring it home, and I believe it’s a matter of years, not decades."

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  • On Becoming a Lawyer

    Published by The New Yorker on June 30, 2013 This is a condensed and lightly edited version of the text that Jeffrey Toobin prepared for the speech he gave to the Harvard Law School Class of 2013 on its Class Day.

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  • Big Wins for the Freedom to Marry, Now Let’s Finish the Job

    Published by Reuters on June 26, 2013 On the day that the Supreme Court struck down the core of DOMA, Evan Wolfson celebrated the ruling - and explained what work Freedom to Marry still had to do, including winning the freedom to marry in a majority of states by 2016, a goal we far surpassed in 2015.

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  • Pride in the Workplace with Lesley Stahl

    Published by McGraw-Hill Financial in partnership with CBS on June 25, 2013 Evan Wolfson was interviewed by 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl about the two landmark lawsuits concerning the freedom to marry on the eve of the Court's historic decision.

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  • Evan Wolfson and Bob Barr Debate DOMA in 2003

    Published by The Power on June 23, 2013 In their first face-to-face debate, Evan Wolfson and Bob Barr debate DOMA in a 2003 forum sponsored by the Fordham Law School Chapter of the American Constitution Society.

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  • From The Supreme Court Forward

    Published by Metro Weekly on April 3, 2013 Justin Snow of Metro Weekly looks at the outcome of the 2013 Supreme Court oral arguments on marriage and profiles Evan Wolfson.

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  • The Lawyer And Writer Who Made Marriage Equality Happen

    Published by BuzzFeed on March 25, 2013 Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed wrote this profile of Evan Wolfson and Andrew Sullivan in March 2013. Wolfson and Sullivan have been arguing since the 1980s that marriage equality is the key step to advancing gay rights in society. This week, the Supreme Court could make their early writings — and lives’ work — a reality.

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  • Q&A: Evan Wolfson on Marriage Equality Movement

    Published by Forward on December 26, 2012 Along list of characters helped elevate a pair of marriage-equality cases to the Supreme Court, where they’ll be heard in 2013. But if one person deserves credit for the ascent of the marriage-rights movement, it’s Evan Wolfson. In 2003, when even gay people felt it a fringe cause, Wolfson founded Freedom to Marry as a “campaign to win marriage nationwide.” A decade later, the organization has helped align marriage rights in nine states and Washington D.C. — and doubled public support for marriage equality to what Wolfson calls “a clear majority”.

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  • Evan Wolfson Discusses Same-Sex Marriage’s Long Road to the High Court

    Published by National Law Journal on December 12, 2012 Next year, when the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on two same-sex marriage cases, 30 years will have passed since a young Harvard Law student, at the forefront of that civil rights movement today, wrote a thesis arguing the constitutional, legal and social reasons for recognizing gay marriages. Thirty years seems a very long time, particularly if you are just 26. Although he is still impatient for change, Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, knows what history teaches.

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  • The Marriage Plot: Inside This Year’s Epic Campaign for Gay Equality

    Published by The Atlantic on December 11, 2012 In 2012, Molly Ball of The Atlantic wrote about how activists rewrote the political playbook, reversed decades of defeat, and finally won over voters.

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  • For Marriage Equality, the Work’s Not Just in the Courts

    Published by The New York Times on December 10, 2012 One week after the Supreme Court announced that it would hear the cases challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, Evan Wolfson published his first New York Times editorial on how national opinion had shifted to support the freedom to marry, outlining the on-the-ground work left to do to grow support before the Court's decision.

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  • Wolfson’s Work Broke Ground for Same-Sex Marriage

    Published by The Jewish Chronicle on October 20, 2012 This profile from The Jewish Chronicle details Evan Wolfson's history fighting for the freedom to marry.

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  • Legalizing Gay: The Lawyers, Part 2

    Published by Towleroad on June 22, 2012 Ari Waldman wrote this profile of Evan Wolfson as part of a series of columns on the lawyers, advocates, scholars, and individual leaders who have sacrificed so much, developed novel legal arguments, and won the legal victories upon which we stand today.

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  • Brave New World Department: Evolution

    Published by The New Yorker on May 28, 2012 Evan Wolfson, the founder and president of Freedom to Marry, a leading advocacy group for same-sex marriage, found out some time ago that he would be receiving a “medal of distinction” at the Barnard College commencement this year. Then, a few weeks before the ceremony, he learned that one of his fellow-honorees would be President Obama, who would also be giving a speech.

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  • Evan, Without Whom…

    Published by The Dish by Andrew Sullivan on May 15, 2012 “The indispensable man in bringing marriage equality to America is Evan Wolfson,” says Andrew Sullivan of The Dish in a profile piece as Evan Wolfson is awarded the Barnard Medal of Distinction alongside President Barack Obama.

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  • Evan Wolfson: A Presidential Endorsement

    Published by NorthJersey.com on May 13, 2012

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  • Evan Wolfson Debates Tony Perkins on Obama’s Support for Marriage

    Published by CBS News on May 13, 2012 Evan Wolfson joined a panel that included former Advisor to President Bush Mark McKinnon to debate Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council about Obama’s statement of support for the freedom to marry.

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  • Obama Showed Moral Leadership with Gay Marriage Support

    Published by U.S. News and World Report on May 11, 2012 After President Obama became the first-ever sitting president to voice his support for marriage for all couples nationwide, Evan Wolfson outlined the ways in which standing up for the freedom to marry was the right choice - morally and politically.

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  • For Republicans, the Anti-Gay Base Is Shrinking

    Published by New York Times on April 16, 2012 Evan Wolfson participates in a writers’ debate in the opinion pages of The New York Times over whether it is still controversial for politicians to support gay rights. He writes: “As they look past a dwindling anti-gay slice of their base, smart Republicans know they need to get in step with their own professed values – freedom, responsibility, small government – not to mention America’s majority for marriage."

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  • Evan Wolfson and Cheng He

    Published by Out Magazine on November 02, 2011 Evan Wolfson wrote this wonderful piece in honor of his marriage to Cheng He.

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  • Vows: Evan Wolfson and Cheng He

    Published by The New York Times on October 23, 2011 This profile of Evan Wolfson and his husband Cheng He was published in The New York Times on the occasion of their marriage in October 2011.

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  • For Evan Wolfson, an “I Do” Filled With “I Did”

    Published by The Advocate on October 13, 2011 Kate Kendall, Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, wrote this reflection on Evan Wolfson getting married to his husband Cheng He.

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  • Without Nationwide Gay Marriage, U.S. Government Discriminates

    Published by U.S. News and World Report on October 7, 2011 Evan Wolfson participates in U.S. News & World Report’s “Debate Club” about whether the freedom to marry should be legal nationwide. He argues: “America should not be a house divided in which couples and those they deal with, including employers, are forced to play “now you’re married, now you’re not.”

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  • Marriage Pioneer Wolfson Moves Group Center Stage

    Published by Gay City News on September 28, 2011 When Evan Wolfson founded Freedom to Marry in 2003, the pro-gay marriage group was a part of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, and it had an budget that ranged from $1.2 million to $1.4 million annually for roughly the next seven years. The organization was an “internal movement strategy center” and a cheerleader for the marriage drive.

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  • Freedom to Marry’s Changed Political Equation

    Published by The Hill on July 27, 2011 Evan Wolfson writes about how senators and representatives who supported the passage of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal recognition of legal marriages between same-sex couples, are changing their viewpoints and ushering in a new era of legislators who support marriage for all couples.

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  • Evan Wolfson’s Testimony Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

    Published by Evan Wolfson on July 20, 2011 Testimony of Evan Wolfson, Founder and President, Freedom to Marry before the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate for the hearing on S. 598, The Respect for Marriage Act: Assessing the Impact of on American Families on July 20, 2011

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  • The Godfather of Gay Marriage

    Published by The Daily Beast on July 20, 2011 Shortly before he testified before a key U.S. Senate committee on the Respect for Marriage Act, which sought to dismantle the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, Evan Wolfson spoke about his career and pioneering steps forward with Lois Romano. “Our job is to advocate for what we truly deserve,” he told her. “Not just for what we think is doable.”

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  • Evan Wolfson Talks About Marriage for Martin Luther King Day 2011

    Published by Freedom to Marry on January 21, 2011 Freedom to Marry President Evan Wolfson gives the keynote speech at the University of Michigan Law School's observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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  • Evan Wolfson at Freedom to Marry’s January 2011 Reception

    Published by Freedom to Marry on January 14, 2011 Evan Wolfson speaks at Freedom to Marry's January 13, 2011 fundraising reception about the strategy for winning marriage nationwide.

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  • A Very Civil Defence

    Published by Dublin Sunday Business Post on December 5, 2010 American human rights lawyer Evan Wolfson believes that Irish people are more progressive than their U.S. counterparts in their approach to same-sex marriage.

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  • Evan Wolfson Discusses the Prop 8 Court Ruling

    Published by CNN on January 12, 2010 Evan Wolfson discusses Prop 8 and the freedom to marry on August 12, 2010.

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  • Human Rights Heroes: Mary L. Bonauto and Evan Wolfson

    Published by American Bar Association Human Rights on October 1, 2009 Twenty years ago, only one state prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation ( Wisconsin). No state and few companies offered domestic partnership benefits. In 1986, the U.S. Supreme Court in Bowers v. Hardwick upheld the constitutionality of laws that criminalized gay sex, thus giving official sanction and support for other laws and policies that discriminated against gays and lesbians. In such a dismal landscape, no one imagined the possibility of civil unions or same-sex marriage—except Evan Wolfson and Mary Bonauto.

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  • Evan Wolfson Interviewed By Journalist Barbara Raab

    Published by Freedom to Marry on September 9, 2009 Evan Wolfson in a thought-provoking conversation with NBC News senior news writer Barbara Raab. Wolfson spoke about our victories, losses - and what the future holds for freedom to marry.

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  • Part 13: Evan Wolfson Interview with S.Q.R.E

    Published by Freedom to Marry on April 9, 2009 Evan Wolfson answers the question, "Would you discuss the place of religion regarding the issue of LGBT civil rights?"

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  • Part 12: Evan Wolfson Interview with S.Q.R.E

    Published by Freedom to Marry on April 9, 2009 Evan Wolfson answers the question, "You have used the phrase "The recipe for social change is simple: information over time." When referring to the work put into this marriage equality movement. Would you elaborate more on what you meant by that phrase?"

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  • Part 11: Evan Wolfson Interview with S.Q.R.E

    Published by Freedom to Marry on April 9, 2009 Evan Wolfson answers the question, "Do citizens have a responsibility to develop the ability for "critical thinking" and not to "accept authority without question" in order to be capable of upholding civil rights for all?

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  • Part 10: Evan Wolfson Interview with S.Q.R.E

    Published by Freedom to Marry on April 9, 2009 Evan Wolfson answers the question, "What is at stake in this battle, that is not just about gay people, & not just about marriage? Why should non-gay people care about taking action at this time?"

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  • Part 9: Evan Wolfson Interview with S.Q.R.E

    Published by Freedom to Marry on April 9, 2009 Evan Wolfson answers the question, "Would you discuss the threat of the "tyranny of the majority" when anti-gay forces blame "activist judges" for ruling in favor of civil rights for LGBT people? Do citizens need a good civics lesson about the role of an "independent judiciary" in our constitutional system of checks and balances?"

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  • Part 8: Evan Wolfson Interview with S.Q.R.E

    Published by Freedom to Marry on April 9, 2009 Evan Wolfson answers the question, "Why are domestic partnerships, or civil unions, not sufficient? Is this an attempt at offering a style of "separate but equal" status? Even if the rights were exactly the same as they are under the term marriage, including federal benefits, why is the word "marriage" important?"

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  • Part 7: Evan Wolfson Interview with S.Q.R.E

    Published by Freedom to Marry on April 9, 2009 Evan Wolfson answers the question, "In your book "Why Marriage Matters," you talk about the definition of marriage as "The history of marriage is a history of change." Would you talk about that?"

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  • Part 6: Evan Wolfson Interview with S.Q.R.E

    Published by Freedom to Marry on April 9, 2009 Evan Wolfson answers the question, "The claim is made that gay rights are somehow "special" rights being demanded & that marriage equality is not about civil rights. What do you say to this?"

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  • Part 5: Evan Wolfson Interview with S.Q.R.E

    Published by Freedom to Marry on April 9, 2009 Evan Wolfson answers the questions, "As this interview is being conducted in March 2009, what are the gains & losses that the marriage equality movement has experienced? How many states have marriage equality? How many have other forms of domestic partnerships & civil unions? How many states have passed anti-gay legislation & constitutional amendments?"

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  • Part 4: Evan Wolfson Interview with S.Q.R.E

    Published by Freedom to Marry on April 9, 2009 Evan Wolfson answers the question, "You have established an organization "Freedom to Marry." Would you explain its function & what role it plays in the marriage equality movement?"

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  • Part 3: Evan Wolfson Interview with S.Q.R.E

    Published by Freedom to Marry on April 9, 2009 Evan Wolfson answers the question, "Would you describe your participation in some important court cases in which you have been involved?"

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  • Part 2: Evan Wolfson Interview with S.Q.R.E

    Published by Freedom to Marry on April 9, 2009 Evan Wolfson answers the question, "Would you give an overall definition of the marriage equality movement and explain why it is important to refer to it with the term marriage equality?"

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  • Part 1: Evan Wolfson Interview with S.Q.R.E

    Published by Freedom to Marry on April 9, 2009 Evan Wolfson answers the question, "How did you first become involved in the marriage issue, and why was it something with which you would become dedicated?"

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  • Why Don’t We Say Gay Marriage?

    Published by Freedom to Marry on November 25, 2008 Evan Wolfson answers questions about terminology, personal stories, and what keeps people from being fully engaged in the struggle to end marriage discrimination at Washington University Law School on November 19, 2008.

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  • Part 8: Evan Wolfson Q & A at Thomas Jefferson School of Law

    Published by Freedom to Marry on October 22, 2008 Evan Wolfson answers the question, "If Prop 8 doesn't pass, will churches be shut down?" He also is asked about what state might be the next to grant same-sex couples the freedom to marry, and ends the talk with a call for all of us to get involved in the move towards equality.

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  • Part 7: Evan Wolfson Q & A at Thomas Jefferson School of Law

    Published by Freedom to Marry on October 22, 2008 Evan Wolfson responds to questions about "activist judges", and corporate responses to Prop. 8.

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  • Part 6: Evan Wolfson Q & A at Thomas Jefferson School of Law

    Published by Freedom to Marry on October 22, 2008 Evan Wolfson answers questions about children and the freedom to marry.

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  • Part 5: Evan Wolfson Q & A at Thomas Jefferson School of Law

    Published by Freedom to Marry on October 22, 2008 Evan Wolfson answers questions about California's Proposition 8, such as whether marriages between same-sex couples will still be legal in California if the Supreme Court decision is overturned, and how Prop 8 is doing in the polls.

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  • Part 4: Evan Wolfson Q & A at Thomas Jefferson School of Law

    Published by Freedom to Marry on October 22, 2008 Evan Wolfson responds to questions about "slippery slope" and "definition of marriage" arguments, which are misguided and change the subject from real rights for real people today.

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  • Part 3: Evan Wolfson Q & A at Thomas Jefferson School of Law

    Published by Freedom to Marry on October 22, 2008 Evan Wolfson answers a question about how gay couples' freedom to marry will affect what teachers can teach in schools.

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  • Part 2: Evan Wolfson Q & A at Thomas Jefferson School of Law

    Published by Freedom to Marry on October 22, 2008 Evan Wolfson answers questions at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

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  • Part 1: Evan Wolfson Q & A at Thomas Jefferson School of Law

    Published by Freedom to Marry on October 22, 2008 Evan Wolfson answers a question on how the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples would impact other peoples' religious freedom.

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  • Equality in the Garden State: Litigation and Social Activism in the Struggle for Marriage Equality

    Published by Harvard Law & Policy Review on October 1, 2008 Equality in the Garden State: Litigation and Social Activism in the Struggle for Marriage Equality

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  • Evan Wolfson Discusses the Marriage Landscape in 2008

    Published by Freedom to Marry on August 26, 2008 Evan Wolfson was the guest speaker at the New York office of Dickstein Shapiro LLP. He discussed the landscape for marriage in 2008, and explained why the California Supreme Court's carefully-worded decision affirming the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples is one of the most important milestones in gay civil rights history.

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  • Evan Wolfson Debates Rabbi Yehuda Levin on Fox News

    Published by Fox News on February 6, 2008 Evan Wolfson and Rabbi Yehuda Levin debate the freedom to marry on Fox News.

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  • Authors at Google: Evan Wolfson

    Published Google on May 29, 2007 Evan Wolfson visited the NYC Google office on May 29, 2007 to discuss his book "Why Marriage Matters."

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  • Native Returns for Marriage Equality Event

    Published by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on April 17, 2007 The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette profiles Evan Wolfson in this article from April 2007.

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  • C-SPAN Debate: Evan Wolfson’s Opening Remarks

    Published by C-SPAN on March 14, 2007 From C-SPAN, an excerpt of Evan Wolfson's opening comments in a debate about parenting and the freedom to marry with David Blankenhorn of the Institute for American Values. Evan draws on the leading experts (American Academy of Pediatrics, Family Law Quarterly) who say ending discrimination in marriage would help families and hurt no one. This debate was held on March 14, 2007 at Pace Law School.

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  • Married to the Cause, One State at a Time

    Published by The New York Times on February 26, 2007 In this 2007 profile, the New York Times writes about Evan Wolfson and his quest for the freedom to marry nationwide.

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