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Marriage equality case plaintiff shares his story
Tim Bostic, a teacher from Norfolk, VA, talks about why he and his partner of 25 years want to get married.
Prop. 8 case documentary “The Case Against 8” wins big at Sundance Film Festival
The Case Against 8, a behind the scenes look at AFER’s federal court challenge to California’s Prop. 8 generated a lot of buzz at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Here’s what happened.
Details: Federal Court to hear marriage case on Thursday in Virginia
On Thursday, January 30, the Federal District Court of Eastern Virginia will hold its first hearing in the Bostic case for marriage equality.
Virginia Attorney General joins AFER’s marriage case in federal court
The newly elected attorney general of Virginia, Mark Herring, just announced that he will not defend the state’s ban on marriage for gay and lesbian couples. He just filed a brief with the court and officially joined AFER’s side of the case.
Couples in Virginia head to federal court for marriage equality
AFER is making the case that marriage bans like the one in Virginia cause direct harm to gay and lesbian couples and the children they are raising, and there is no reason to deny these loving couples the equality and freedom they are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
Prop. 8 Case Documentary premieres this weekend at Sundance Film Festival
The behind-the-scenes look at the American Foundation for Equal Rights’ federal court challenge to California’s Proposition 8 is one of only 16 documentaries selected for the prestigious film festival.
Federal judge OK’s marriage equality in Oklahoma, finds marriage ban unconstitutional
An federal judge in Oklahoma today found that the state’s ban on marriage for gay and lesbian couples unconstitutional and stayed his decision pending appeal.
Missouri to recognize married gay and lesbian couples for tax returns
Thursday Governor Jay Nixon, a conservative Democrat, issued an executive order to allow legally married gay couples to file joint state tax returns if they also file jointly for their federal taxes.