Marriage News Blog
The moment we have been fighting for has finally arrived. The U.S. Supreme Court just announced that they will hear our federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8.
AFER’s legal team, led by distinguished co-counsel Ted Olson and David Boies, will now submit written briefs and present oral argument by April 2013. They successfully argued our case in Federal District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, showing that Prop. 8 violates basic constitutional principles. And now they will defend those victories before the highest court in the nation.
Your contribution is tax-deductible and will help AFER’s legal team in their efforts to strike down Prop. 8 and secure marriage equality for all Americans.
AFER brought this federal constitutional challenge to Prop. 8 because denying gay and lesbian Americans the fundamental right to marry is unfair, unlawful and contrary to basic American values. We have shown the nation that marriage is a fundamental freedom, and that all Americans should be afforded the same fundamental rights, regardless of how they are born and who they choose to love.
We could not have gotten to this point without the financial backing of donors and the everyday actions of our supporters.