Entrevista: Evan Wolfson

Autor:Evan Wolfson
Cargo:Was founder and president of Freedom to Marry, the campaign that won marriage in the United States, and is widely considered the architect of the movement that led to nationwide victory in 2015
Páginas:103-118
 
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VII Edición, II semestre 2017
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Evan Wolfson
Organizacn “Freedom to
Marry
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VII Edición, II semestre 2017
Evan Wolfson was founder and president of
Freedom to Marry, the campaign that won mar-
riage in the United States, and is widely consid-
ered the architect of the movement that led to na-
tionwide victory in 2015. In 1983, Wolfson
wrote his Harvard Law School thesis on gay peo-
ple and the freedom to marry.
During the 1990's 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. Wolfson 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 Na-
tional Law Journal in 2000 named Wolfson one
of "the 100 most influential lawyers in Amer-
ica." Newsweek/The Daily Beast dubbed
Wolfson "the godfather of gay marriage"
and Time Magazine named him one of "the 100
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1 Text taken from the Freedom to Marry official website.
http://www.freedomtomarry.org/the-team/entry/Evan-
Wolfson
most influential people in the world." In 2012,
Wolfson received the Barnard Medal of Distinc-
tion alongside President Barack Obama.
Having achieved in 2015 the goal he had pursued
for 32 years, Wolfson now devotes his time to
advising and assisting diverse movements and
causes in the U.S. and around the world eager to
adapt the model and apply the lessons that made
the Freedom to Marry campaign so successful.
Based in New York City, Wolfson has been
named a Distinguished Visitor from Practice at
Georgetown Law Center, where he teaches law
and social change; a Distinguished Practitioner in
Grand Strategy at Yale University; and Senior
Counsel at Dentons, the world’s largest law firm,
with 125+ offices in 50+ countries.”1
In November 2017, Mr. Wolfson visited Costa
Rica to participate in the first national Equal
Civil Marriage Congress, and to support the free-
dom to marry movement that is being led by
HDuarte-Lex and Fundación Igualitos.
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