American Foundation for Equal Rights

Read the latest news about the American Foundation for Equal Rights, a nonprofit organization that was founded to support the plaintiffs in Hollingsworth v. Perry and help overturn Proposition 8 in California. The American Foundation for Equal Rights is a sponsor of the play 8, written by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black, one of the organization’s board members, which depicts the trial. Find out more about AFER and other groups that help further the LGBT rights movement in the United States.
WATCH: Utah Asks Supreme Court to Stop Same-Sex Marriages

WATCH: Utah Asks Supreme Court to Stop Same-Sex Marriages

Utah's attorney general has filed an emergency request for a stay of a December ruling that brought marriage equality to Utah.

Who Is The Movement's Overlooked MLK

Who Is The Movement's Overlooked MLK?

In the search for the movement’s Martin Luther King, have we overlooked ourselves?

Prop. 8 Legal Team Sets Sights on Va. Marriage Ban

Prop. 8 Legal Team Sets Sights on Va. Marriage Ban

Ted Olson and David Boies, the bipartisan legal team that successfully argued against California's Proposition 8 at the Supreme Court, have signed on to a federal challenge to Virginia's ban on marriage equality.

California Supreme Court Won't Stop Gay Weddings

California Supreme Court Won't Stop Gay Weddings

Official proponents of California's Proposition 8 had filed an emergency petition asking the state's highest court to halt the issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The court denied that request Monday afternoon.

Op-ed: F Bombs, C Terms, and Other Words With Friends

Op-ed: F Bombs, C Terms, and Other Words With Friends

Words matter and keeping up with their changing nature is part of being alive, so study up on "cisgender" and stop dropping "queen" like you're Alec Baldwin.

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Watch Three Must-See Marriage Equality Debates

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Watch Three Must-See Marriage Equality Debates

In the wake of two historic rulings from the Supreme Court and the restoration of marriage equality in California, pro-equality attorneys, activists, and anchors took to the airwaves Sunday to defend their victories.

COURT LIFTS STAY: CALIFORNIANS CAN MARRY NOW
June 20 2014 8:22 PM ET

COURT LIFTS STAY: CALIFORNIANS MARRY

A U.S. appeals court's action today lets same-sex marriages begin.

In 5 Years, Marriage Equality In All 50 States?

In 5 Years, Marriage Equality In All 50 States?

LGBT organizations around the nation lauded today's landmark victories at the Supreme Court and stressed the work yet to be done to ensure full federal equality for LGBT Americans.

SUPREME COURT ISSUES LANDMARK LGBT RULINGS
June 20 2014 8:36 PM ET

DOMA UNCONSTITUTIONAL; CALIFORNIA BAN ON MARRIAGE DEAD

The Supreme Court made history today by deciding two landmark cases on LGBT equality today with far-reaching implications.

The History of Prop 8

The History of Prop 8

As we await the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions regarding marriage equality, AFER has produced a video chronicling the case of Prop 8.

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