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Evan Wolfson (b. February 4, 1957) is a prominent American civil rights attorney and advocate. He is the founder and executive director of Freedom to Marry, a national non-profit organization working for marriage equality between gay and straight couples. Wolfson authored the book Why Marriage Matters; America, Equality, and Gay People's Right to Marry, which Time Out New York magazine called, "Perhaps the most important gay-marriage primer ever written..."[1] He was listed in Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. He has taught at Columbia Law School as an adjunct professor; has appeared before the Supreme Court in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale; and he is a Senior Fellow at the New School's Wolfson Center for National Affairs. He lives in New York City.
Evan Wolfson (b. February 4, 1957) is a prominent American civil rights attorney and advocate. He is the founder and executive director of Freedom to Marry, a national non-profit organization working for marriage equality between gay and straight couples. Wolfson authored the book Why Marriage Matters; America, Equality, and Gay People's Right to Marry, which Time Out New York magazine called, "Perhaps the most important gay-marriage primer ever written..."[1] He was listed in Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. He has taught at Columbia Law School as an adjunct professor; has appeared before the Supreme Court in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale; and he is a Senior Fellow at the New School's Wolfson Center for National Affairs. He lives in New York City.

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Evan Wolfson (b. February 4, 1957) is a prominent American civil rights attorney and advocate. He is the founder and executive director of Freedom to Marry, a national non-profit organization working for marriage equality between gay and straight couples. Wolfson authored the book Why Marriage Matters; America, Equality, and Gay People's Right to Marry, which Time Out New York magazine called, "Perhaps the most important gay-marriage primer ever written..."[1] He was listed in Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. He has taught at Columbia Law School as an adjunct professor; has appeared before the Supreme Court in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale; and he is a Senior Fellow at the New School's Wolfson Center for National Affairs. He lives in New York City.

Wolfson was born in Brooklyn, but he grew up in Pittsburgh. In 1978 he graduated from Yale College, where he was a resident of Silliman College and was Speaker of the Yale Political Union. After graduation he served in the Peace Corps in Togo, in western Africa. He returned and entered Harvard Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1983.

Wolfson taught political philosophy at Harvard College before he returned to his birthplace as Kings County (Brooklyn) assistant district attorney. In that capacity, he wrote a Supreme Court amicus brief that helped win a Court ban on race discrimination in jury selection (Batson v. Kentucky). He wrote a brief to New York's highest court, the Court of Appeals, that helped win the elimination of the marital rape exemption (People v. Liberta).[2]

Before Lambda, Wolfson served as Associate Counsel to Lawrence Walsh in the Office of Independent Counsel (Iran/Contra).

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