American Foundation for Equal Rights

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Save the Date: Prop. 8 Oral Argument Before the U.S. Supreme Court

Today, the United States Supreme Court announced that it will hear oral argument in Hollingsworth v. Perry, AFER’s federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8, on Tuesday, March 26. The following day the Court will hear oral argument in United States v. Windsor, the ACLU’s case challenging the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

AFER’s legal team, led by distinguished co-counsel Ted Olson and David Boies, will once again argue that Prop. 8 violates United States Constitution. Our Constitution guarantees loving couples like AFER’s plaintiffs, Kris Perry & Sandy Stier and Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo, nothing less than full federal marriage equality. Prop. 8, DOMA and laws like them harm countless gay and lesbian Americans, singling them out for unequal, second-class treatment under the law.

Combined, Ted Olson and David Boies have argued over 70 cases in the Supreme Court. They won in Federal District Court, they won at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and they will win again at the Supreme Court.