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Marriage. It’s What Brings Us Together.
AFER founding boardmember Rob Reiner marks Valentine's Day by talking about how he wants every American to be able to be brought together by the special, unique bond of marriage.
Prop. 8 Proponents Make Emergency Call for Donations
The proponents of Prop. 8 are rallying their extensive network and building a legal defense fund in hopes that the Supreme Court ignores the nationwide momentum in support of marriage equality and upholds Prop. 8.
Meet the Prop. 8 Plaintiffs
What makes marriage so important that they would fight for four years and before the highest court in the land?
Save the Date: Prop. 8 Oral Argument Before the U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in AFER’s federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8 on Tuesday, March 26.
Reactions: Prop. 8 at the Supreme Court
Here are a few highlights from Friday's announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear AFER’s case challenging Proposition 8 and the ACLU’s case challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
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.
Under Oath: Prop. 8 Witness Supports Marriage Equality Arguments
Here’s what happened when Prop. 8 was put on trial: We had 17 witnesses, they had only 2. And when witnesses raise their right hand, they swear to tell the whole truth, even their own witness supported our case.
Testimony: Real Life Consequences
At the core of the 2010 Federal District Court trial of Prop. 8 was not only the expert testimony from the world’s leading authorities in history, economics, and social sciences, but also the moving stories of AFER’s plaintiffs, Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo and Kris Perry & Sandy Stier.
AFER Plaintiffs Attend Oregon Shakespeare Festival Reading of “8”
By the end of next year, over 200 actresses including Tony and Emmy-nominees Christine Lahti, Ellen Barkin and Jamie Lee Curtis, high school seniors, and theater professors will have portrayed the couple.
Prop. 8 Ruled Unconstitutional Two Years Ago
Today marks the two-year anniversary of the District Court decision that ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional. It’s easy to forget how historic the ruling is. Two years is too long to wait for something that is so obvious and inevitable.