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Leaders Who Support Marriage Equality

Star Witness for Prop. 8 Says Why He Now Supports Marriage Equality
At one point, David Blankenhorn was one of the most vocal opponents of marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Now he is making the case for marriage equality and why supporting gay and lesbian Americans is the right thing.
Rhode Island Becomes Tenth State with Marriage Equality
Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (Independent) has signed a bill recognizing the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples. The Ocean State will join nine other states and the nation’s capital with marriage equality
Ted Olson and David Boies Wall Street Journal: Gays Deserve Equal Rights
On the day they argue for marriage equality at the Supreme Court, AFER attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies pen an editorial in the Wall Street Journal eloquently stating why gay and lesbian couples deserve equal marital rights nationwide.
U.S. Government Calls on Supreme Court to Recognize Marriage Equality
Today, Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., filed a brief on behalf of the United States Government as amicus curiae, or “friend of the Court,” in support of AFER’s Plaintiffs challenging California’s Proposition 8.
Friend of the Court Briefs Filed with U.S. Supreme Court
Dozens of amici curiae, or “friends of the Court,” are filing briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of AFER’s Plaintiffs challenging California’s Proposition 8.
Conservative Leaders File Amicus Brief Calling for Marriage Equality
What do Mary Bono Mack, James B. Comey, Jon Huntsman, Ken Mehlman, Steve Schmidt, William F. Weld, and Meg Whitman have in common? In addition to being conservative leaders, they're also signatories to brief calling on the Supreme Court to overturn Prop. 8.
Suze Orman and the Cost of Marriage Inequality
CNBC Host Suze Orman moderated a panel discussion Thursday at New York University on the economic harms caused by the federal government failing to recognize marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
Second National Ad for Marriage Equality Features Republican Military Veteran
The TV spot features Craig Stowell, a Republican and former Marine Corporal, his wife Berta, and his brother Calvin, who is gay.
New TV ad for Marriage Equality with Barack Obama, Colin Powell and More
New TV and print ads—now nationwide—show the widespread, bipartisan support from leaders including President Barack Obama, former Vice President Dick Cheney, former First Lady Laura Bush, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Brendon Ayanbadejo’s Strong Words for Equality
Superbowl champ Brendon Ayanbadejo is making the most of the national spotlight this week: not only has he released a new video about the freedom to marry, but he's also just authored a USA Today opinion piece about homophobia in sports.