American Foundation for Equal Rights

Marriage News Blog

Supreme Court to Hear AFER’s Prop. 8 Case

The moment we have been fighting for has finally arrived. The U.S. Supreme Court just announced that they will hear our federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8.

This news is monumental. Now, more than ever, we need your help.

AFER’s legal team, led by distinguished co-counsel Ted Olson and David Boies, will now submit written briefs and present oral argument by April 2013. They successfully argued our case in Federal District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, showing that Prop. 8 violates basic constitutional principles. And now they will defend those victories before the highest court in the nation.

Will you stand up and let your voice be heard with a gift that declares your support for the freedom to marry? Help us reach our fundraising goal of $50,000.

Your contribution is tax-deductible and will help AFER’s legal team in their efforts to strike down Prop. 8 and secure marriage equality for all Americans.

AFER brought this federal constitutional challenge to Prop. 8 because denying gay and lesbian Americans the fundamental right to marry is unfair, unlawful and contrary to basic American values. We have shown the nation that marriage is a fundamental freedom, and that all Americans should be afforded the same fundamental rights, regardless of how they are born and who they choose to love.

We could not have gotten to this point without the financial backing of donors and the everyday actions of our supporters.

And with your support today, loving couples like our plaintiffs, Kris & Sandy and Paul & Jeff, will soon be able to say “I Do.”