American Foundation for Equal Rights

Marriage News Blog

Weddings begin in Minnesota and Rhode Island
Gay and Lesbian couples can legally marry starting today in Rhode Island and Minnesota. About 30 percent of U.S. residents now live in states that recognize the freedom to marry.
Kris Perry reflects on landmark ruling
Bakersfield Californian featured the Prop. 8 plaintiff and her wife one month after the Supreme Court victory that enabled gay and lesbian couples to get married in California.
Sign the Prop. 8 Plaintiffs’ Online Guestbook
In honor of Kris & Sandy and Paul & Jeff’s one-month wedding anniversary, we’d like to show them just how much they mean to us. Sign their guestbook today and send them a special message.
Gay Couple’s Marriage Recognized in Ohio & More News
It's been a busy week, with marriages suddenly recognized in some unexpected states. Meanwhile, state officials in other states are refusing to defend marriage bans. And as always, we have more favorable polling numbers.
One month later: marriage equality’s Supreme Court victories
One month ago the U.S. Supreme Court decided two landmark marriage equality cases.The effects of the twin decisions, announced on June 26, 2013, were felt almost immediately.
California Supreme Court denies second attempt to halt marriages
For the second time, the California Supreme Court has denied a request to immediately halt the marriages of gay and lesbian couples in the state.
Marriage equality legalized in England and Wales
Queen Elizabeth II swiftly gave her royal assent to marriage equality legislation after lawmakers formally adopted the bill last night. Gay and lesbian couples will be able to get married in England and Wales as early as next summer.
California Supreme Court rejects Prop. 8 Proponents’ baseless attempt to immediately halt marriages
The Proponents of Proposition 8 have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately order county clerks to stop issuing marriage licenses gay and lesbian couples in the state.