American Foundation for Equal Rights

NBC News: Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act, paves way for gay marriage to resume in California

NBC News mentions our wonderful plaintiffs and lawyers.

President Barack Obama placed a phone call from Air Force One to the two gay couples who had challenged Proposition 8. He told them, “We’re proud of you guys.” Paul Katami, one of the challengers, invited the president to his wedding to his partner, Jeff Zarrillo.

David Boies, a lawyer who argued against Proposition 8, said that the rulings took the country closer to realizing the Declaration of Independence’s guarantee that all men are created equal.

“It’s a wonderful day for America,” he said.

For more, AFER’s press release here.