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November 2012

No Action Yet from Supreme Court on Prop.8 Case
The Supreme Court today declined to take any action on AFER's federal court challenge to Proposition 8, or several challenges to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Video: 14 Supreme Court Rulings on Marriage
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 14 times that marriage is a fundamental right. Watch this video to learn more about the cases.
L.A. Times: Supreme Court Decides this Week Whether to Rule on Gay Marriage
In a front-page article Sunday, the Los Angeles Times sheds light on this week’s major development in AFER's case challenging Prop. 8.
New Marriage Equality Ad Airing Nationwide Features Morgan Freeman
Sunday, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation launched a TV ad nationwide featuring gay and lesbian couples, their families, and the voice of Morgan Freeman.
AFER Gives Thanks
This year, we have much to be thankful for. Gay and lesbian couples will soon be able to get married in three more states. Earlier this year, California's Prop. 8 was ruled unconstitutional by the Ninth Circuit, paving the way for a final decision from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ken Mehlman: Making the Marriage Equality Case
AFER Boardmember and former RNC chair Ken Mehlman pens an Op/Ed in the Wall Street Journal making the case for marriage equality using conservative ideals and recent polling.
AFER’s Justin Mikita Launches Bow Tie Line for Marriage Equality with Fiancé Jesse Tyler Ferguson
When Justin Mikita got engaged to his boyfriend, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the two knew they wanted to do something to ensure every American had the freedom to marry the person they love.
Video: Two-Year Losing Streak for Anti-Gay Groups and More News
in this week's episode of Marriage News Watch: The Supreme Court is just days away from deciding whether to take the Prop 8 case. Plus, it's now been two and a half years since our opponents last held majority support in any major national poll.
17 National Polls Confirm: A Majority of Americans Support Marriage Equality
A Washington Post-ABC News poll released this week is the 17th national survey to confirm that a majority of Americans support marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
New Date Set for Prop. 8 at the Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court will discuss whether to hear AFER’s federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8 at its private Conference on Friday, November 30.