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Federal Court to Rule on Marriage Equality in Michigan Within 2 Weeks
On Friday, closing arguments in DeBoer v. Snyder ended nine days of trial. It was the second time a federal court heard expert testimony on the issue of marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
Appeals Court Hearing Date Set for AFER’s Marriage Case in Virginia
Less than one month after the District Court ruled the state’s ban on marriage for gay and lesbian couples unconstitutional, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals granted AFER’s motion for an expedited briefing schedule and date for oral argument.
Colorado Governor Shows Support for Marriage Equality
Gov. Hickenlooper’s support was echoed by both Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Congressmembers Jared Polis, Diana DeGette and Ed Perlmutter as part of the launch of “Why Marriage Matters Colorado."
Support for marriage equality hits all-time high
A poll released by The Washington Post and ABC News shows support for marriage equality has hit an all-time high as 59% of Americans support the freedom to marry.
Federal Judge strikes down Texas marriage ban, grants preliminary injunction
This is the fifth time a federal court has ruled laws prohibiting gay and lesbian couples from marrying unconstitutional, and the fourth in two months.
Federal court case for marriage equality advances in Virginia – Timeline
In the month of February, AFER’s federal court case in Virginia was fully argued, decided and appealed.
Marriage equality court victory appealed, case advances in Virginia
Judgment in AFER's federal court case has now been entered and the defense immediately filed an appeal to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
What It Was Like: Victory in Virginia
Last week AFER made history. Watch this video to see what it was like to be with our plaintiffs and legal team the day the Federal District Court ruled Virginia's marriage ban unconstitutional.