Freedom to Marry Leader Available to Discuss Supreme Court Marriage Rulings

6/12/2013

Decisions Expected This Month in Cases Against Prop 8 and DOMA

Contact: Angela Dallara, 646-430-3925angela@freedomtomarry.org

NEW YORK – The Supreme Court of the United States is scheduled to rule this month on Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case that challenges the constitutionality of Proposition 8, which stripped the freedom to marry from same-sex couples in California in 2008; and United States v. Windsor, which challenges the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevents legally married same-sex couples from receiving more than 1,100 federal protections automatically granted to opposite-sex couples.

Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, and the architect of the national freedom to marry strategy, is available to talk about the rulings and the way forward for the marriage movement.

Past media highlights include appearances on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Fox’s “Live with Megyn Kelly,” and MSNBC’s “NOW with Alex Wagner;”; op-eds in The New York Times and The New Republic; and regular quotes in national and international print media.

About Evan Wolfson
Wolfson, dubbed the “Godfather of Gay Marriage” by Newsweek, is the author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People’s Right to Marry. In 2004, TIME magazine named Wolfson, who earned his JD from Harvard Law School, one of the "100 most influential people in the world."

Prior to founding Freedom to Marry in 2003, Wolfson launched the ongoing global marriage movement as co-counsel in the landmark Hawaii marriage trial Baehr v. Miike.  He also contributed to the legal teams in the Vermont case that led to the creation of civil unions and Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, which brought the freedom to marry to Massachusetts. Wolfson argued before the Supreme Court in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale and has taught as an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School. He received the Barnard Medal of Distinction alongside President Barack Obama in 2012.

 To arrange an interview with Evan Wolfson, please contact Angela Dallara at angela@freedomtomarry.org.

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Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage nationwide. We are pursuing our Roadmap to Victory by working to win the freedom to marry in more states, grow the national majority for marriage, and end federal marriage discrimination. We partner with individuals and organizations across the country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage and the protections, responsibilities, and commitment that marriage brings.