American Foundation for Equal Rights

LA Weekly talks to AFER President Chad Griffin

By Patrick Range McDonald

Chad Griffin is the hard-charging political and media strategist who helped to spearhead a federal lawsuit to overturn California’s voter-approved Proposition 8. If successful, the suit could impact other antigay laws across the nation. With a courtroom decision expected soon, Griffin is thinking he may have a winner.

“I feel cautiously optimistic,” he says from his downtown office, referring to the lawsuit seeking to end California’s ban on same-sex marriage. “We presented an incredibly strong case.”

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