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Inside the Supreme Court: The Case for Marriage Equality and Oral Argument
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral argument in AFER's case for marriage equality on Tuesday, March 26. Learn more about the Court and the day's proceedings.
The Plaintiffs Challenging Prop. 8 at the Supreme Court
We are at the cusp of ensuring couples like Kris & Sandy and Jeff & Paul have the full rights, protections and dignity they are guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution.
‘Regular’ couples at core of historic marriage case
USA Today features the heart-warming stories of AFER's plaintiffs, Kris Perry & Sandy Stier and Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo, the two couples who are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let them, and every other gay and lesbian American, get married.
Help Ted & David Make our Case for Marriage Equality
Next week AFER lead co-counsel Ted Olson and David Boies will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court that our Constitution guarantees EVERY American the freedom to marry the person they love.
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.
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.
Friend of the Court Briefs Filed with U.S. Supreme Court
Dozens of amici curiae, or “friends of the Court,” are filing briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of AFER’s Plaintiffs challenging California’s Proposition 8.
Conservative Leaders File Amicus Brief Calling for Marriage Equality
What do Mary Bono Mack, James B. Comey, Jon Huntsman, Ken Mehlman, Steve Schmidt, William F. Weld, and Meg Whitman have in common? In addition to being conservative leaders, they're also signatories to brief calling on the Supreme Court to overturn Prop. 8.