When Evan Wolfson wrote his Harvard Law School thesis on gay marriage in 1983, it was considered a fringe idea. Thirty-two years later, Wolfson had his “I told you so” moment when the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage on June 26, 2015.
As founder and president of Freedom to Marry, Evan Wolfson led a savvy national campaign to build momentum to overturn the federal ban on same-sex marriage. We spoke with him about his journey towards victory.
A long 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, it’s Evan Wolfson.