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Prop. 8 Case Update: What’s Next
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court released a list of cases it will hear this Term and AFER’s challenge to Prop. 8 is not on this week's list. AFER will be watching each week’s announcements closely and will keep you updated with the latest information.
Plaintiffs Challenging Prop. 8 Urge Supreme Court to End Marriage Inequality
Today, AFER's attorneys filed a brief in the United States Supreme Court defending the landmark federal appeals court ruling that found Proposition 8 unconstitutional.
Gay Couples Increasingly Start Families
The New York Times features the growing number of gay couples who—like many other couples— are facing pressure from family and friends to start a family soon after they get married.
Testimony: Marriage is a Basic Civil Right
We talk often about how marriage is a civil right, affirmed by 14 Supreme Court cases dating back to 1888. But marriage also holds specific significance throughout American history.
Video: “Defense of Marriage Act” Strikes Out Again & More News
Prop 8 is heading to the Supreme Court, and another judge finds the Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional in this week's Marriage News Watch.
Prop. 8 Ruled Unconstitutional Two Years Ago
Today marks the two-year anniversary of the District Court decision that ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional. It’s easy to forget how historic the ruling is. Two years is too long to wait for something that is so obvious and inevitable.
Interactive Map Shows the “Crazy Patchwork” of Marriage Rights
A new interactive map by the Los Angeles Times tracks 10 years of progress and setbacks for marriage equality in the United States.
U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Hear Prop. 8 Case
The proponents of Proposition 8 are asking the United States Supreme Court to reconsider the decision that ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional. Video and more details.
14 Supreme Court Cases: Marriage is a Fundamental Right
Fourteen times since 1888, the United States Supreme Court has stated that marriage is a fundamental right of all individuals. Learn about these cases.
The Myths of GOP Support for LGBT Equality
Is the GOP deeply anti-gay? Hardly, according to the Cato Institute’s David Lampo, who tackles that question in a Los Angeles Times Op/Ed today.