American Foundation for Equal Rights

AP: Prop. 8 backers seek review of gay marriage case

AFER board president Chad Griffin is quoted in an Associated Press article about the Prop. 8 Proponents’ efforts to have the case heard by a larger panel of the Ninth Circuit

California, as the nation’s most populous state and home to more than 98,000 same-sex couples, would be the gay rights movement’s biggest prize of them all.

“Today’s petition shows how far the anti-marriage proponents of Proposition 8 will go to ensure that gay and lesbian Americans remain second-class citizens,” said Chad Griffin, president of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which sued to overturn the California ban. “Separate is never equal – and I am confident that one day, very soon, every American will be able to enjoy the fundamental freedom to marry.”

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