Dentons: Luncheon with Evan Wolfson

  • 13 Feb 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Dentons, Caucus Conference Room, 303 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 5300 Atlanta, GA 30308

Please join us for a special lunch with Dentons Senior Counsel Evan Wolfson. As the internationally recognized founder and president of Freedom to Marry, Evan led the campaign that won same-sex couples the right to marry throughout the US.

Evan will discuss lessons learned from Freedom to Marry's groundbreaking strategy. He will also relate the history of the work, share his perspective on where things stand now in America and consider the challenges and opportunities ahead. The discussion will include a Q&A portion.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Wednesday, February 8.

RSVP here


Widely acknowledged as the architect of the marriage equality movement, Evan Wolfson has been an advocate for human rights around the world since 1983, when he wrote his Harvard Law School thesis on gay people and the freedom to marry. During the 1990s he served as co-counsel in the historic Hawaii marriage case that launched the ongoing global freedom to marry conversation. He has participated in numerous gay rights and HIV/AIDS cases.

Evan is the author of the landmark work Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People's Right to Marry (Simon & Schuster, 2004). He has been named one of "the 100 most influential lawyers in America" by the National Law Journal and been named one of "the 100 most influential people in the world" by Time Magazine. Newsweek/The Daily Beast dubbed him "the godfather of gay marriage." In 2012, Evan was awarded the Barnard Medal of Distinction alongside President Barack Obama. He has been honored by the American Bar Association and the American Psychiatric Association, among many other organizations.


Evan is featured in the documentary Freedom to Marry, which will be screened at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival on the evening of February 13. The Eyepop Productions film, by award-winning director Eddie Rosenstein, traces the build-up to the 2015 Supreme Court triumph in Obergefell v. Hodges. It goes behind the scenes with Evan and key colleagues such as attorney Mary Bonauto, who argued the case.

Limited complimentary tickets to the screening are available through Dentons. If you are interested, please contact Scarlet Pressley Brown. To purchase tickets through the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival website, please visit


Please contact Scarlet Pressley Brown at +1 404 527 4588 or

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