If William Eskridge is the most prominent academic writing to legitimize same sex marriage (see his A History of Same Sex Marriage (1993)), Evan Wolfson - a New Jersey lawyer - has been its Ruth Ginsburg or Thurgood Marshall. - gwc
Evan Wolfson Freedom to Marry: He invented the gay marriage liberty and morality strategy.:
by Mark Joseph Stern // Slate
"Evan Wolfson’s greatest hope for the Supreme Court’s upcoming marriage equality ruling is that it will put him out of a job. Wolfson has been fighting for nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage since the early 1980s, most recently as the president of Freedom to Marry, a wildly successful campaign. This June, his former dream may well become a reality—at which point Wolfson plans to declare victory, disband his campaign, and become the happiest unemployed person in America.
MARK JOSEPH STERN
Mark Joseph Stern is a writer for Slate. He covers science, the law, and LGBTQ issues.
“The work of the gay rights movement will be far from over,” Wolfson told me in an interview earlier this month, “but the work of the campaign will be finished. Once we’ve won marriage, our job will be done.”"
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