About Evan Wolfson
Evan Wolfson is founder and Executive Director of Freedom to Marry. Recognizing his longtime civil rights leadership in the movement for marriage equality, in 2004 TIME magazine named Evan one of the "100 most influential people in the world." Evan was co-counsel in the historic Hawaii marriage case, argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, served in the Peace Corps in West Africa, and is the author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality and Gay People's Right to Marry.
Equality in the Garden State: Litigation and Social Activism in the Struggle for Marriage Equality (pdf)
This essay consists of two parts. It begins by reviewing the long-term visions that Evan Wolfson and other attorneys developed to fight for marriage equality in the early 1990s, and then examines how the tactics employed by Garden State Equality and the Lewis attorneys demonstrate the successes and shortcomings of that strategy as it was implemented in New Jersey. The essay concludes by reiterating the necessity of building social movements that combine impact litigation with traditional grassroots organizing.
Letters to Evan Wolfson
People respond to Wolfson's appearance on C-SPAN.
Native returns to PA for marriage equality event
More states are taking steps toward marriage equality for same-sex couples, and even states with civil unions are coming to the realization that civil unions aren't enough. That's the word from Pittsburgh native son and national marriage equality advocate Evan Wolfson, who tomorrow (April 19) is slated to discuss the state of same-sex marriages in the United States at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave, East Liberty.
NY City Council Proclamation
Whereas: The Council of New York is pleased and proud to honor Freedom to Marry on the occasion of its 10th anniversary, and Evan Wolfson on the occasion of his 50th birthday...
Wall Street Journal picks Evan Wolfson as one of 15 people to watch in 2005
The Wall Street Journal's online editors have named Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson one of 15 "people to watch in 2005," along with Kofi Annan, Steve Jobs, Sen. Harry Reid, Pervez Musharraf, Viktor Yushchenko, and Martha Stewart.
Attorney profile: Evan Wolfson
"It's about what kind of country we're going to be. Whether we're really going to be serious and faithful to our commitment as a nation to provide equality to all and to welcome people in, which has generally been the story of America's constitutional growth — that we constantly bring in more and more people to fulfill our vision of equality, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all."
Ever the advocate — Wolfson has spent all his career fighting for marriage equality
Opponents and others assess Wolfson's leadership in the movement for marriage equality, drawing parallels to other civil rights leaders.
Marriage's Best Man
In new book, Evan Wolfson makes a case for legalizing marriage for gay couples. Question and answer with Blade journalist, Rhonda Smith.
Trailblazer: Wolfson's Fight for the Freedom to Marry
Profile and legal career of marriage equality strategist Evan Wolfson—founder and executive director of Freedom to Marry.
Toward a more perfect union: The lawyers who cleared the way for marriage equality
Thirty years from now gay lawyers Mary Bonauto and Evan Wolfson will be remembered as the people of vision who made marriage equality a reality.
EVAN WOLFSON: Named one of the "TIME 100"
"To now have the cause of marriage equality placed alongside champions of other human rights causes, that is what pleases me most."
Support the Respect for Marriage Act by contacting your legislative leaders and friends.(Link)
Make sure LGBT families and people are accurately counted in the 2010 census.(Link)
A new report shows the past 10 years have been a period of dramatic gains in equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in America, including sharp increases in the number of LGBT Americans protected by family recognition legislation at the state level. (Link)
Learn more about the 13th annual Freedom to Marry Week, February 8-14, 2010. (Link)