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Thank You! We Did It!
AFER Executive Director Adam Umhoefer sends a huge thank you to everyone who helped AFER exceed its $50,000 end-of-year fundraising goal.
“Equal Justice Under Law”
Make a special year-end donation to help AFER win the freedom to marry for every American. Your tax-deductible gift will be doubled dollar for dollar.
Double Your Donation and Help Win Full Marriage Equality
AFER is making the case for full federal marriage equality. We can win, but we need your help. Donate today to help us reach our $50,000 goal and our friend, Yeardley Smith, will double it.
Video: Next Steps for Prop. 8/DOMA Cases and More News
It’s official: The Supreme Court will hear AFER’ Prop. 8 case and a constitutional challenge to the DOMA brought by the ACLU. Meanwhile, support’s growing in Congress for a repealing the Defense of Marriage Act.
Reactions: Prop. 8 at the Supreme Court
Here are a few highlights from Friday's announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear AFER’s case challenging Proposition 8 and the ACLU’s case challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
Supreme Court to Hear AFER’s Prop. 8 Case
The moment we have been fighting for has finally arrived. The U.S. Supreme Court just announced that they will hear our federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8.
Video: Supreme Court & Marriage: What Happens Next?
In this week's episode of Marriage News Watch: More suspense from the Supreme Court, a setback in a Nevada lawsuit, and more news.
Update: Prop. 8 Case at the Supreme Court Timing
We may hear soon that our case has been redistributed for consideration at the Court’s next Conference, scheduled for this Friday, December 7. If this happens, we could get word from the Court that day, or the morning of Monday, December 10.
No Action Yet from Supreme Court on Prop.8 Case
The Supreme Court today declined to take any action on AFER's federal court challenge to Proposition 8, or several challenges to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
AFER Gives Thanks
This year, we have much to be thankful for. Gay and lesbian couples will soon be able to get married in three more states. Earlier this year, California's Prop. 8 was ruled unconstitutional by the Ninth Circuit, paving the way for a final decision from the U.S. Supreme Court.