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February 2013

U.S. Government Calls on Supreme Court to Recognize Marriage Equality
Today, Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., filed a brief on behalf of the United States Government as amicus curiae, or “friend of the Court,” in support of AFER’s Plaintiffs challenging California’s Proposition 8.
Friend of the Court Briefs Filed with U.S. Supreme Court
Dozens of amici curiae, or “friends of the Court,” are filing briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of AFER’s Plaintiffs challenging California’s Proposition 8.
Here are 35 Gorgeous Bow Ties for Equality
Today's the big day when Tie the Knot's spring 2013 collection goes on sale!
Conservative Leaders File Amicus Brief Calling for Marriage Equality
What do Mary Bono Mack, James B. Comey, Jon Huntsman, Ken Mehlman, Steve Schmidt, William F. Weld, and Meg Whitman have in common? In addition to being conservative leaders, they're also signatories to brief calling on the Supreme Court to overturn Prop. 8.
Briefs in Prop. 8 and DOMA Cases
Briefs in the Prop 8 and DOMA cases provide a sneak peak into next month's Supreme Court arguments. Plus, more surveys show a surge in public support for marriage, and a rally in Colorado as the House prepares to vote on civil unions.
Suze Orman and the Cost of Marriage Inequality
CNBC Host Suze Orman moderated a panel discussion Thursday at New York University on the economic harms caused by the federal government failing to recognize marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
Second National Ad for Marriage Equality Features Republican Military Veteran
The TV spot features Craig Stowell, a Republican and former Marine Corporal, his wife Berta, and his brother Calvin, who is gay.
WATCH: AFER Explains the Supreme Court Argument to Overturn Prop 8
Breaking news: the plaintiffs in the Prop 8 case have filed their brief before the US Supreme Court. It's an incredible record of the case so far, and a preview of the argument they'll make next month when they appear before the court. Let's run through the brief and take a look at some of the highlights.
Read AFER’s Powerful Supreme Court Brief
AFER’s attorneys have filed our one and only brief with the Supreme Court. It is our chance to explain to the Justices that marriage equality is at the heart of our generation’s search for greater freedom and a basic American value, deeply rooted in our constitutional tradition.
New Video Features Icons of Bipartisan Support for Marriage Equality
A new video compilation shows that there's at least one point on which icons of conservative and liberal leadership agree: the freedom to marry is a fundamental American right.