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
January 02 2014 2:53 PM ET

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

Sunnivie Brydum

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
November 06 2013 5:03 AM ET

Who Is The Movement's Overlooked MLK?

Kerry Eleveld

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

Prop. 8 Legal Team Sets Sights on Va. Marriage Ban
September 30 2013 12:48 PM ET

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

Sunnivie Brydum

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
July 15 2013 5:57 PM ET

California Supreme Court Won't Stop Gay Weddings

Sunnivie Brydum

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
July 10 2013 7:34 PM ET

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

Neal Broverman

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
July 01 2013 1:43 PM ET

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

Sunnivie Brydum

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 28 2013 6:48 PM ET January 07 2014 6:26 PM ET

COURT LIFTS STAY: CALIFORNIANS MARRY

Trudy Ring

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

In 5 Years, Marriage Equality In All 50 States?
June 26 2013 11:49 AM ET

In 5 Years, Marriage Equality In All 50 States?

Sunnivie Brydum

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 26 2013 10:10 AM ET March 13 2014 1:44 PM ET

What The Rulings Mean for LGBT Americans

Advocate.com Editors

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

The History of Prop 8
June 16 2013 8:00 AM ET

The History of Prop 8

Jase Peeples

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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