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President Obama Announces Support for Marriage Equality
Today, in an interview with Robin Roberts of ABC News, President Barack Obama announced his support for marriage equality. “Today is a proud day for all Americans,” said AFER lead co-counsel Theodore B. Olson.
“A Profound Injustice” North Carolina Anti-Marriage Equality Amendment Passes
Today, North Carolina adopted Amendment One, a state constitutional amendment that prohibits marriage equality and any form of legal relationship recognition for gay and lesbian North Carolinians.
Vice President Supports Marriage Rights for Gay and Lesbian Americans
Two top White House leaders have come out in support of marriage for gay and lesbian Americans. This Sunday on Meet the Press, Vice President Joe Biden said he supports marriage rights for gay and lesbian Americans. Then, this morning, Education Secretary expressed his support on MSBC’s Morning Joe.
Video: North Carolina Votes on Amendment One & More News
In this week's Marriage News Watch: Civil unions are close to passing in Colorado, but there's only a few days left before the legislature adjourns. We're getting down to the wire on Amendment One in North Carolina. The Prop. 8 play is getting new legs as an audiobook. And the guys behind "We Are Young" have some strong words for marriage equality.
Colorado’s Journey: From Amendment 2 to Civil Unions?
The Republican-controlled Colorado House of Representatives is close to passing a civil unions bill approved last month by the State Senate
Prop. 8 Play to be Broadcast on Public Radio and Released as Audio Book
The Los Angeles premiere of “8,” the documentary play by Dustin Lance Black starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, and an all-star cast, will soon be broadcast on public radio stations and available for download, just in time for Pride season.
Down to the Wire: What You Can Do to Help Defeat Amendment One in North Carolina
An anti-marriage amendment in North Carolina is close to passing with voters casting their ballots on Tuesday, May 8. The initiative would have far-reaching consequences.
Video: Civil Unions Close in Colorado & More News
In this week's video: Civil unions advance in Colorado, but old foes are joining forces in Maine. There's just a few days left until North Carolina votes on an extreme constitutional amendment, and the race is getting closer and closer every day. And new research has shown a promising trend when it comes to public opinion.
“I Owe the Gay Community an Apology,” Says Author of Controversial “Ex-Gay” Study
In court, the Prop. 8 Proponents had little evidence to justify the discrimination imposed by Prop. 8. One of their main arguments during the 2010 trial centered on their assertion that being gay is a choice. If people can change their sexual orientation, they claimed, then there is no need to extend the right to marry to gay and lesbian Americans. (Flawed logic for the people who are happy and content with being gay, for sure.)
AFER Advisory Board Member Dolores Huerta to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
President Barack Obama named AFER Advisory Board Member Dolores Huerta a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Nation’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom is presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.