American Foundation for Equal Rights

Marriage News Blog

AFER and Attorneys Joins Marriage Case in Virginia
AFER and its incredible legal team are joining a federal marriage case in the great state of Virginia.
Biden on Marriage Equality
Vice President Joe Biden reaffirmed his support for marriage equality at Sen. Tom Harkin's (D-Iowa) annual steak-fry fundraiser on Sunday.
Your complete guide to marriage efforts in each state
Here is a summary of the active court cases, legislation and ballot initiatives that could expand the number of states with marriage equality.
Map: California’s First Month of Marriage Equality by the Numbers
In the first full month gay and lesbian couples could get married in California since our Supreme Court victory, the number of marriage licenses issued increased dramatically in most of California’s 58 counties.
Hawaii Legislature to consider marriage equality bill
Governor Neil Abercrombie announced that he will convene a special legislative session on October 28 to consider marriage equality legislation.
6 things gay and lesbian couples need to know about their taxes
The new tax policies of the federal government will ease a great burden for many gay and lesbian couples and their families, especially around tax season. Here are six things you need to know about the new ruling, according to the Treasury Department.
Ninth Circuit upholds California ban on “ex-gay” therapy for minors
In a unanimous ruling, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld California’s law that prohibits licensed medical professionals from performing “ex-gay” therapy on minors. The law will now go into effect.
All legally married gay and lesbian couples to receive tax benefits, Treasury Department announces
As long as you are legally married in a jurisdiction that recognizes marriage equality—for instance, one of the 13 states or 14 countries with marriage equality,Washington, D.C., or elsewhere—you’ll be able to file jointly for taxes, and receive other benefits such as avoiding lofty inheritance taxes upon the death of your partner.