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Watch: President Obama Phones Prop 8 Plaintiffs from Air Force One
President Obama offers his congratulations and commendation for our plaintiff's important fight.
WATCH: Obama Explains Why He’s Asking the Supreme Court to Overturn Prop. 8
During a press conference today, President Obama addressed his filing in AFER's Prop. 8 case. Watch his comments and read the transcript here.
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.
New York Times to Obama: Tell Supreme Court Prop. 8 is Unconstitutional
In a forceful editorial, the New York Times urged President Obama’s Justice Department to file a friend of the court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting marriage equality and AFER’s challenge to Prop. 8:
Video: Marriage Equality in 2012, Year in Review
Here's a quick year-in-review to get you caught up with the progress we made in 2012, and where we're going to focus in 2013.
Video: Colin Powell Supports Marriage Equality & More News
This week on Marriage News Watch: President Obama's leadership on marriage equality is proving to have a major impact, form national organizations and local polling. Anti-equality forces set a record, but it's probably not one they wanted. And DOMA is ruled unconstitutional in a fifth federal case.
NAACP Resolution Supporting Marriage Equality: “More than Symbolic”
In today’s Washington Post, Eugene Robinson heralded the NAACP board of directors’ resolution endorsing marriage equality.
Ted Olson on Face the Nation
AFER lead co-counsel Ted Olson appeared on Face the Nation to discuss President Obama's endorsement of marriage equality.
Video: What Obama’s Marriage Equality Endorsement Means & More News
In this week's video: Obama endorses marriage equality and we look at what that means for LGBT Americans and for the future. Colorado's civil unions bill looked dead in the water last week, but this week the Governor's found a way to give it one last shot at passing in 2012.
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.