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Sep 30, 2013, 10:24 ET

AFER Joins Bostic v. Rainey, the Federal Constitutional Challenge to Virginia's Discriminatory Marriage Amendment

 The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the sole sponsor of the landmark federal constitutional challenge that eliminated...

Jun 26, 2013, 13:53 ET

VICTORY! Proposition 8 Is UNCONSTITUTIONAL For Good: Marriage Equality Returns to California

Today, in a historic victory for marriage equality, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry that restores...

Dec 07, 2012, 17:48 ET

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Proposition 8 Case

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the United States Supreme Court issued an order granting review in Hollingsworth v....

Jun 05, 2012, 15:59 ET

Proposition 8 Case Headed to U.S. Supreme Court

 Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied a request from anti-marriage forces to reconsider its landmark ruling...

Apr 10, 2012, 13:39 ET

AFER Lends Support to Marriage Equality Lawsuit Filed in Nevada

Today, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of eight gay and lesbian couples in Nevada seeking...

Mar 05, 2012, 09:00 ET

American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact: West Coast Premiere Reading of "8" Shows World Why Marriage Equality Will Prevail

 On Saturday night, the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact presented the West Coast premiere reading of the play...

Mar 01, 2012, 08:00 ET

American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact Announce: Brad Pitt Joins All-Star Cast of West Coast Premiere Reading of Proposition 8 Play

The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact are pleased to announce the addition of Golden Globe-winner and Academy and...

Feb 15, 2012, 09:00 ET

American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact Announce: Complete All-Star Cast for West Coast Premiere of Dustin Lance Black's Prop. 8 Play

The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact are proud to announce the full cast for the West Coast premiere of "8," an...

Feb 07, 2012, 20:25 ET

American Foundation for Equal Rights: U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Federal District Court Ruling That Proposition 8 is Unconstitutional

 Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling in Perry v. Brown upholding the historic August 2010 decision...

Feb 07, 2012, 15:32 ET

American Foundation for Equal Rights: U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Federal District Court Ruling That Proposition 8 Is Unconstitutional

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling in Perry v. Brown upholding the historic August 2010 decision of...

Feb 06, 2012, 22:45 ET

U.S. Court of Appeals To Rule on Proposition 8

 The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will issue a ruling in the landmark federal civil rights case...

Jan 19, 2012, 18:01 ET

American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact Announce: All-Star Cast for West Coast Premiere of Dustin Lance Black's "8"

The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact are proud to announce an all-star cast for the West Coast premiere of...

Dec 14, 2011, 13:42 ET

American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact Announce: George Clooney Signs On To All-Star Cast of "8" West Coast Premiere

The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact are proud to announce that Academy Award-winning actor George Clooney will...

Oct 11, 2011, 22:20 ET

AFER Mourns Loss of Frank Kameny

Today, America lost a legendary civil rights pioneer. The staff and board of directors at the American Foundation for Equal Rights extend heartfelt...

Sep 20, 2011, 01:28 ET

PICTURES & MORE: Star-Studded Premiere of Prop. 8 Trial Play Wows Sold-Out Broadway Audience

- Click here for official event photo > - Click here for red carpet photos on Getty Images > - Click here for Prop. 8 Trial...

Sep 19, 2011, 17:00 ET

Victory for the American People: District Court Rules Proposition 8 Trial Tapes Should Be Released to Public

American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) announces the following statement: Today, U.S. District Court Chief Judge James Ware ruled that...

Sep 15, 2011, 15:37 ET

AFER & Broadway Impact Announce Full Casting for the World Premiere of Dustin Lance Black's New Play "8"

Today the American Foundation for Equal Rights, in partnership with Broadway Impact, announce the complete cast and roles for the highly...

Sep 08, 2011, 19:13 ET

AFER Announces New Additions to All-Star Cast of "8"

Today the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), in partnership with Broadway Impact, announce additional casting and roles for the highly...

Jul 18, 2011, 12:56 ET

Broadway Premiere of "8" Lifts Veil on Prop. 8 Trial

Today the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact announced the Broadway premiere of "8", a play chronicling the historic...

Apr 19, 2011, 19:05 ET

The Public Deserves to Know: AFER Calls for Transparency and Full Release of Prop. 8 Trial Video

In response to efforts by the Prop 8 Proponents to conceal video of the Prop 8 trial from the public, the American Foundation for Equal Rights...