Evan Wolfson

President at Freedom to Marry Action, Inc.

Evan Wolfson

Evan Wolfson

President at Freedom to Marry Action, Inc.

Biography

Evan Wolfson is Founder and President of Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide. In 1983, Evan wrote his Harvard Law School thesis on gay people and the freedom to marry. During the 1990s he served as co-counsel in the historic Hawaii marriage case that launched the ongoing global movement for the freedom to marry, and has participated in numerous gay rights and HIV/AIDS cases. He earned a B.A. in history from Yale College in 1978; served as a Peace Corps volunteer in a village in Togo, West Africa; and wrote the book, Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People's Right to Marry, published by Simon & Schuster in July 2004. Citing his national leadership on marriage and his appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court in Boy Scouts of America v. James Dale, the National Law Journal in 2000 named Evan one of ''the 100 most influential lawyers in America.'' Newsweek/The Daily Beast dubbed Evan ''the godfather of gay marriage'' and Time Magazine named him one of ''the 100 most influential people in the world.'' In 2012, Evan received the Barnard Medal of Distinction alongside President Barack Obama.

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Freedom to Marry Action, Inc.
Freedom to Marry, Inc.

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32

Birthday

02/04/1957

Age

64

Number of Awards

1

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Director of Research & Messaging at Freedom to Marry, Inc.

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National Campaign Director at Freedom to Marry, Inc.

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Director at Freedom to Marry, Inc.

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Coordinator at Freedom to Marry, Inc.

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Public Engagement Director at Freedom for All Americans

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Director of Development at Freedom for All Americans

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Adjunct Faculty Member at Harvard University - Harvard Divinity School

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At Large Member at Freedom to Marry Action, Inc.

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At Large Member at Freedom to Marry Action, Inc.

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Board Chair at Freedom to Marry, Inc.

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Evan Wolfson
President at Freedom to Marry Action, Inc.
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Founder
2003 - Current

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President
Current
Distinguished Visitor from Practice
Current

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

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Political Donations
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2013

Senator at Office of the senator from Arizona, Kyrsten Sinema

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2012

Former President of United States

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2012

Representative from Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District

Awards & Honors
2004
TIME - 100 Most Influential People in the World
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