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One Year Ago Today: AFER brings marriage equality to the Supreme Court
One year ago today, AFER brought marriage equality to the United States Supreme Court. Take a look back:
Attorneys general stop defending marriage bans for gay and lesbian couples
Top law enforcement officials across the nation are refusing to defend in court marriage bans for gay and lesbian couples.
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.
Prop. 8 Case Documentary Named Official Selection for Sundance Film Festival
The full-length documentary directed by Ben Cotner and Ryan White is one of only 16 documentaries selected for the prestigious film festival in January 2014.
Map: California’s First Month of Marriage Equality by the Numbers
In the first full month gay and lesbian couples could get married in California since our Supreme Court victory, the number of marriage licenses issued increased dramatically in most of California’s 58 counties.
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.
This time, it’s permanent.
The outpouring of support from people like you—our generous donors and vocal advocates—made our victory over Prop. 8 possible.
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.
BREAKING: Gay and lesbian couples begin marrying in California
Gay and lesbian couples are now able to marry in California. Today, the Ninth Circuit lifted its stay on the historic federal court decision that ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional.
Key Quotes from the Decisions
The U.S. Supreme Court issued decisions that found the so-called Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and that restores marriage equality to California. Here are some key quotes.