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Help Ted & David Make our Case for Marriage Equality

Post by AFER Board President Bruce Cohen

Making AFER’s case for full marriage equality are two of the country’s best attorneys, Ted Olson and David Boies.

Next week they will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court that our Constitution guarantees EVERY American the freedom to marry the person they love. You can help their efforts right now by making a donation.

Ted, a conservative, and David, a liberal, were once legal adversaries. They famously faced-off against each other in Bush v. Gore. Since AFER brought them together in 2009 to lead our federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8, they have shown the nation that marriage equality is basic American value that transcends partisanship.

But their importance to our case goes far beyond their politics. Ted and David are widely regarded as two of the best attorneys in the country and have argued over 60 cases combined at the Supreme Court.

Since day one, Ted and David have methodically and eloquently argued our case for marriage equality. They represent two couples, Kris Perry & Sandy Stier and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, who, like so many Americans, want to partake in the special bond of marriage. Because of their hard work, we have amassed an incredible trial record and received two historic federal court rulings that definitively show that Prop. 8 cannot be squared with the principles of liberty and equality upon which this nation was founded.

Right now Ted and David are preparing for the most important moment in the history of marriage equality to date and they need your support. Will you chip in $5, $25, $50 or more to show your appreciation for our legal team?

I’m proud to have Ted and David on our side, arguing our case at the Supreme Court, and I know they will do an outstanding job next Tuesday.