American Foundation for Equal Rights

NBC News: Couples leading Prop. 8 fight: ‘We are very excited to have the end in sight’

NBC  News features AFER’s plaintiffs in an extensive story:

Two gay California couples who are leading the legal fight to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage said Thursday on the eve of their landmark Supreme Court hearing that they were relieved to have “the end in sight” and believe the justices will step in “to right these wrongs.”

Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, are the faces to the challenge to Proposition 8, a citizen’s initiative denying gays and lesbians the right to wed that voters approved in a pitched multi-million dollar ballot battle in 2008. The court will hear arguments in the case on Tuesday.

“The right thing for the justices to do is to lead the country on including all of us in this institution and finding a way to equity and fairness that brings the country together rather than dividing us based on a characteristic that we cannot change,” Perry said on a call to reporters.

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