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September 2012

CA Gov. Jerry Brown Signs SB 1172, Legislation to Protect LGBT Youth from Dangerous Psychological Abuse
The legislation protects minors from deceitful mental health professionals who falsely claim to be able to change their sexual orientation or gender expression and will serve as a template for other states to protect their LGBT youth.
Moving Forward: Oscar and Arturo’s Love Story
“We have gone through about a million and a half weddings at this point: friends, family, why can’t we have that? We have a relationship to be admired.”
Marriage Equality Quotes of Summer 2012 (Slideshow)
This summer it seemed like every week there was someone new standing up and speaking out for marriage equality. From President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Collin Powell, to rappers 50 Cent and Jay-Z, we’ve put together the top 11 quotes of support.
Finding of Fact No. 52: Domestic Partnerships Lack the Social Meaning Associated with Marriage
80 findings of fact in 2010 federal District Court decision in the Perry case speak to the nature of marriage and discrimination of gay and lesbian Americans. Here is one of them.
Dustin Lance Black Helps Raise $300,000 for Washington State Marriage Fight
Founding AFER board member Dustin Lance Black earlier this month was honored at HRC’s gala dinner in Seattle, Wash. But the night was not just about glitz and glamor.
Prop. 8 Case Update: What’s Next
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court released a list of cases it will hear this Term and AFER’s challenge to Prop. 8 is not on this week's list. AFER will be watching each week’s announcements closely and will keep you updated with the latest information.
Video: Prop. 8 Case News, the Latest Polling and More
In this week's episode of Marriage News Watch: Big news coming from the United State Supreme Court on the Prop. 8 case. Plus major advances in some of the other challenges to state and federal bans on the freedom to marry.
One Year of “8″
Today marks one year since “8” had its premiere on Broadway. In that time, Dustin Lance Black’s 90-minute play using the court testimony of the Prop. 8 trial has accomplished so much.
Video: Prop. 8 & Supreme Court in Just 1 Week & More News
In this week's episode of Marriage News Watch: A major development in the Prop. 8 case could be just one week away. And take a look ahead to the states that could be major marriage battlegrounds in 2013.
Growing Old Together: Ray and Michael’s Love Story
Ray Rodriguez of Colorado recently retired after 21 years of service to his country in the United States Marine Corps. Yet despite his bravery and willingness to die for his country, he was not afforded the same rights enjoyed by the men and women he stood beside.