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.

With marriage won across the country and only a few lingering holdouts left, marriage equality advocates are turning their attention to the next big story.

July 06 2015 1:00 PM

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

January 02 2014 1:53 PM

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

November 06 2013 4:03 AM

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.

September 30 2013 12:48 PM

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.

July 15 2013 5:57 PM

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.

July 10 2013 7:34 PM

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.

July 01 2013 1:43 PM

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

June 28 2013 6:48 PM Updated

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.

June 26 2013 11:49 AM

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

June 26 2013 10:10 AM Updated