American Foundation for Equal Rights

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Everything You Need to Know: Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court

An Inside Look

Listen to Oral Argument

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Attorneys and Plaintiffs React

AFER’s distinguished attorneys, Ted Olson and David Boies, made the case before the Supreme Court that every American is guaranteed the freedom to marry the person they love on Tuesday, March 26 at 10 a.m. EDT. They represent two couples, Kris Perry & Sandy Stier and Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo, who, like so many Americans, want the freedom to marry the person they love.

Supreme Court Details

Legal Arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering AFER’s case for marriage equality on Tuesday, March 26. Find out more about the Court and what will happen that day. AFER was founded to bring the federal court challenge to Proposition 8, California’s ban on marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
A look inside the Court > About our case >

The Legal Team

The Plaintiffs

Making AFER’s case for full marriage equality are two of the country’s best attorneys, Ted Olson and David Boies. The two couples challenging Prop. 8 in federal court represent countless gay and lesbian couples who want to get married.
Meet the legal team> Meet the plaintiffs > 

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Print Headlines

Ted Olson & David Boies: …Gays Deserve Equal Rights
Wall Street Journal | 3.26

Plaintiffs inspect US Constitution ahead of gay marriage case
AFP | 3.25

Couple reflects on gay marriage
The Associated Press | 3.25

Marriage and the Supremes (Op-Ed; Frank Bruni)
The New York Times | 3.23

The conservative legal star who is fighting for gay marriage
The Los Angeles Times | 3.23

Heightened Scrutiny (editorial)
The New York Times | 3.23

Couples leading Prop. 8 fight: ‘We are very excited to have the end in sight’
NBC News | 3.21

Berkeley couple at the center of historic fight over Proposition 8
San Jose Mercury News |  3.20

‘Regular’ couples at core of historic gay marriage case
USA Today | 3.20