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Video: Prop. 8 Star Witness Switches Sides & More News
In this week's Marriage News Watch: One of the star witness who testified in favor of Prop 8 has switched sides, joining the majority of Americans who support the freedom to marry.
Star Witness for Prop. 8 Now Supports Marriage Equality
David Blankenhorn, who was called by the Prop. 8 Proponents as their star witness against marriage for gay and lesbian couples, now says that he supports marriage equality.
Family First: Ben and Benjamin’s Love Story
Ben Mudgett and Benjamin Gamboa first thought about getting married 2008 during the months when gay and lesbian couples could get married in California. But at the time, they had only been together for about a year and Ben had his two young daughters to think about.
The Word “Marriage” Has Meaning
Many people grow up dreaming of falling in love and having the perfect wedding. They do not grow up saying “I want to be domestic partners.”
Tell Us Your Love Story
Everyone loves a good love story. They are a source of inspiration and are crucial to changing the hearts and minds of people who don’t yet support marriage equality. Today, we are putting out an open call for your love stories.
Video: Flawed Study on Gay Dads
In this week's episode: A new study tries to show that the kids of gay and lesbian parents are worse off than the kids of straight parents. We'll take a look at all of the problems with that study, and there's a lot of them. And, a major GOP donor is throwing his support -- and his money -- to a drive to elect more LGBT-friendly Republicans.
A Father, a Son and a Fighting Chance
In The New York Times, Dominick Zarrillo writes a tribute to his son Jeff, who is challenging Prop. 8 in federal court.
4 Years of Married Couples in California
Closing arguments concluded in the Prop. 8 trial two years ago Saturday. The day also marks the four-year anniversary of marriages in California. Del Martin and Phylliss Lyon became the first gay couple to legally marry in San Francisco after over 55 years together.
45th Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, a Case for Marriage Equality
Tuesday marks the 45th anniversary of the case that overturned states' bans on interracial marriage, a landmark decision that set the stage for today's quest for marriage equality. AFER lead attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies talk about how the case's legacy on marriage equality for gay and lesbian Americans.
One of the Most Important Republican Donors is on a Mission: Marriage Equality
Paul Singer has given nearly $10 million of his own money to LGBT-rights initiatives, including AFER's case against Prop. 8, and marriage efforts in New York, New Hampshire and New Jersey.