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Prop. 8 Proponents File Final Brief
Our opponents in the Proposition 8 case—an organization that calls itself—just filed their reply brief with the U.S. Supreme Court. This is the last and final brief before AFER’s attorneys face them a week from today at oral argument.
Video: Making Our Case at the Supreme Court
We are now less than two weeks away from making our case at the U.S. Supreme Court, so we put together a quick video about what we’re fighting for and what’s at stake.
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.
Read AFER’s Powerful Supreme Court Brief
AFER’s attorneys have filed our one and only brief with the Supreme Court. It is our chance to explain to the Justices that marriage equality is at the heart of our generation’s search for greater freedom and a basic American value, deeply rooted in our constitutional tradition.
Children Deserve Equality Too
AFER Founding Boardmember Dustin Lance Black makes the case that children like newborn Dillon should be able to grow up knowing that his parents are married.
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.
Prop. 8 Trial Conclusion: The Case for Marriage Equality
AFER Executive Director Adam Umhoefer discusses the importance of the Prop. 8 trial to mark three years after its conclusion.
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:
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.