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March 5, 2013
During a press conference today, President Obama addressed his filing in AFER's Prop. 8 case. Watch his comments and read the transcript here.
February 28, 2013
Today, Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., filed a brief on behalf of the United States Government as amicus curiae, or “friend of the Court,” in support of AFER’s Plaintiffs challenging California’s Proposition 8.
January 28, 2013
In a forceful editorial, the New York Times urged President Obama’s Justice Department to file a friend of the court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting marriage equality and AFER’s challenge to Prop. 8:
December 28, 2012
Here's a quick year-in-review to get you caught up with the progress we made in 2012, and where we're going to focus in 2013.
May 29, 2012
This week on Marriage News Watch: President Obama's leadership on marriage equality is proving to have a major impact, form national organizations and local polling. Anti-equality forces set a record, but it's probably not one they wanted. And DOMA is ruled unconstitutional in a fifth federal case.
May 22, 2012
In today’s Washington Post, Eugene Robinson heralded the NAACP board of directors’ resolution endorsing marriage equality.
May 14, 2012
AFER lead co-counsel Ted Olson appeared on Face the Nation to discuss President Obama's endorsement of marriage equality.
May 14, 2012
In this week's video: Obama endorses marriage equality and we look at what that means for LGBT Americans and for the future. Colorado's civil unions bill looked dead in the water last week, but this week the Governor's found a way to give it one last shot at passing in 2012.
May 9, 2012
Today, in an interview with Robin Roberts of ABC News, President Barack Obama announced his support for marriage equality. “Today is a proud day for all Americans,” said AFER lead co-counsel Theodore B. Olson.
May 7, 2012
Two top White House leaders have come out in support of marriage for gay and lesbian Americans. This Sunday on Meet the Press, Vice President Joe Biden said he supports marriage rights for gay and lesbian Americans. Then, this morning, Education Secretary expressed his support on MSBC’s Morning Joe.