Evan Wolfson founded and led Freedom to Marry, the campaign that won marriage for same-sex couples in the United States, and is widely considered the architect of the movement that secured the historic nationwide victory in 2015. He currently teaches as a Distinguished Practitioner in Grand Strategy at Yale and is a senior counsel at Dentons, the world's largest law firm. Wolfson has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and previously taught courses in law and social change at Georgetown Law, Columbia Law, and Rutgers Law. In 1983, Evan wrote his Harvard Law School thesis on gay people and the freedom to marry and later wrote the book, Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People's Right to Marry. The National Law Journal in 2000 named Evan one of "the 100 most influential lawyers in America;" The Daily Beast dubbed Evan "the godfather of gay marriage;" and Time Magazine named him one of "the 100 most influential people in the world."

Wolfson now advises and assists diverse movements and causes eager to adapt the model and apply the lessons that made the Freedom to Marry campaign successful, domestically and globally.