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Romer v. Evans: The Constitution “neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens”
Today marks a milestone in American constitutional history. On May 20, 1996, the United States Supreme Court unequivocally affirmed, for the first time, that gay and lesbian Americans cannot be treated as “unequal to everyone else.”
Ted Olson on Face the Nation
AFER lead co-counsel Ted Olson appeared on Face the Nation to discuss President Obama's endorsement of marriage equality.
Video: What Obama’s Marriage Equality Endorsement Means & More News
In this week's video: Obama endorses marriage equality and we look at what that means for LGBT Americans and for the future. Colorado's civil unions bill looked dead in the water last week, but this week the Governor's found a way to give it one last shot at passing in 2012.
Reactions: AFER’s Leaders in the Media about Obama Marriage Equality Support
President Obama’s announcement yesterday that he supports full marriage equality for gay and lesbian American is nothing less than historic. For the first time, a sitting U.S. President has come out in strong, full support of full equality.
President Obama Announces Support for Marriage Equality
Today, in an interview with Robin Roberts of ABC News, President Barack Obama announced his support for marriage equality. “Today is a proud day for all Americans,” said AFER lead co-counsel Theodore B. Olson.
“A Profound Injustice” North Carolina Anti-Marriage Equality Amendment Passes
Today, North Carolina adopted Amendment One, a state constitutional amendment that prohibits marriage equality and any form of legal relationship recognition for gay and lesbian North Carolinians.
Vice President Supports Marriage Rights for Gay and Lesbian Americans
Two top White House leaders have come out in support of marriage for gay and lesbian Americans. This Sunday on Meet the Press, Vice President Joe Biden said he supports marriage rights for gay and lesbian Americans. Then, this morning, Education Secretary expressed his support on MSBC’s Morning Joe.
Video: North Carolina Votes on Amendment One & More News
In this week's Marriage News Watch: Civil unions are close to passing in Colorado, but there's only a few days left before the legislature adjourns. We're getting down to the wire on Amendment One in North Carolina. The Prop. 8 play is getting new legs as an audiobook. And the guys behind "We Are Young" have some strong words for marriage equality.