American Foundation for Equal Rights

Marriage News Blog

Marriage. It’s What Brings Us Together.

Post by Rob Reiner, Founding AFER Boardmember

Twenty-three years ago, I looked into the eyes of the love of my life and pledged to care for her in sickness and in health. It was a powerful moment that cemented our love to one another.

Yet, across America our gay and lesbian friends still don’t have the same freedom to marry. That’s not right and it’s past time for it to change.

In 40 days, AFER will make the case for full federal marriage equality at the Supreme Court. Will you join me by making a donation to support our efforts?

The love between my friends Paul & Jeff, two of the plaintiffs in our case, is just as real as the love I share with my wife, Michele. It’s time the government recognizes it.

Kris & Sandy, the other two plaintiffs of our case, have raised a family just as Michele and I have. It’s time their family has the same protections as mine.

 I’m asking for your help today so that couples like Paul & Jeff and Kris & Sandy can be brought together by the vows and universal recognition of marriage.

For years we have worked toward our goal of full federal marriage equality. Now we are days away from being before the U.S. Supreme Court, and we must all do what we can to make history.

I want every American to be able to look into the eyes of the person they love, man or woman, be able to pledge that love, and be brought together by the special, unique bond of marriage.

Let’s make that a reality. Will you help?