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Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo

Prop. 8 Plaintiffs Named “Californians of the Year”
The two couples who challenged Proposition 8 in federal court with AFER were voted “Californians of the Year” by KPCC listeners.
Graphic: 2013 was a historic year for marriage equality
2013 was a historic year for marriage equality. AFER took our case against Prop. 8 to the U.S. Supreme Court. And we won. But our work continues.
Sign the Prop. 8 Plaintiffs’ Online Guestbook
In honor of Kris & Sandy and Paul & Jeff’s one-month wedding anniversary, we’d like to show them just how much they mean to us. Sign their guestbook today and send them a special message.
One month later: marriage equality’s Supreme Court victories
One month ago the U.S. Supreme Court decided two landmark marriage equality cases.The effects of the twin decisions, announced on June 26, 2013, were felt almost immediately.
Video Shows the Day Marriage Equality Returned to California
From our stirring victory at the U.S. Supreme Court to the emotional day when our plaintiffs were finally married, check out this great video about what it was like when marriage equality returned to California.
7 Front Page Headlines Today
Check out the top headlines on the day after gay and lesbian couples began getting married in California for the first time since the 2008 passage of Prop. 8.
Watch: President Obama Phones Prop 8 Plaintiffs from Air Force One
President Obama offers his congratulations and commendation for our plaintiff's important fight.
Inside Look: Bringing Prop. 8 Case to Supreme Court
Take a backstage peek at the preparation and planning for AFER's March 26 argument at the Supreme Court. Join the plaintiffs, their families, and AFER's legal team and board for a behind-the-scenes look at our work.
Official AFER Statement: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Proposition 8 Case
AFER issues official statement on the oral arguments at the Supreme Court surrounding California's Proposition 8 and marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples.
The Plaintiffs Challenging Prop. 8 at the Supreme Court
We are at the cusp of ensuring couples like Kris & Sandy and Jeff & Paul have the full rights, protections and dignity they are guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution.