American Foundation for Equal Rights

Marriage News Blog

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita will triple your donation to AFER before Dec. 31

Post by Adam Umhoefer, AFER Executive Director

The movement for marriage equality had remarkable victories this year. We took our case to the U.S. Supreme Court, and won. Thanks to AFER, our brave plaintiffs, and incredible legal team, gay and lesbian couples are able to get married in the nation’s most populous state, California.

Joining us at the U.S. Supreme Court was an unprecedented amount of support. President Obama and the Justice Department, more than 130 prominent Republican leaders, 100 major U.S. corporations, and more formally joined AFER’s Perry case. As much as 58% of Americans now support marriage equality.

This year was historic. But the fight isn’t over. More than two thirds of states still don’t treat gay and lesbian Americans with the rights, respect and dignity they deserve.

As an investment in AFER’s work, our good friends Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita and their organization, Tie The Knot, will TRIPLE  your donation today, up to $25,000.

AFER’s work for marriage equality continues in federal court. On January 30, AFER lead co-counsel Ted Olson and David Boies will once again argue that all Americans are guaranteed the freedom to marry the person they love. We filed a motion for summary judgment, asking the District Court to rule without a trial that Virginia’s ban on marriage for gay and lesbian couples is unconstitutional. It could very well be the last time we will be able to address the judge before she issues a ruling.

Your donation before midnight December 31 will be tripled and support our marriage case in federal court.

We’re fighting Virginia’s marriage ban because ALL Americans are guaranteed the freedom to marry. No state should discriminate against an entire group of people, based solely on who they love.

What happens in 2014 depends on what happens now.  We need to make sure that AFER has the resources necessary to continue the incredible momentum we achieved this year for full marriage equality.

Won’t you make a tax-deductible contribution today to help continue this momentum and help achieve marriage equality for all?

Where you live should not determine who you are able to marry. All Americans—in Virginia and every other state—should have the freedom to marry the person they love and have that union recognized by the state.

With incredible momentum on our side—and your help—I know we can win.