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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...


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....


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 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 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 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...


Mar 18, 2011, 17:16 ET Third National Poll Shows a Majority of Americans Support the Freedom to Marry for Gay and Lesbian Couples

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll released today reveals yet again that a majority of Americans (53%) now favor marriage for gay and lesbian...


Mar 01, 2011, 19:07 ET California Attorney General Kamala Harris Asks U.S. Court of Appeals to Allow Marriages for Gay and Lesbian Couples to Resume

Today, Attorney General Kamala Harris, California's chief law enforcement official, announced that her office has filed a brief on behalf of the...


Aug 04, 2010, 18:35 ET Prop. 8 Plaintiffs' Statement on Striking Down of Initiative

The Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California today ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the landmark Perry v....


Jun 08, 2010, 00:54 ET American Foundation for Equal Rights Names Robert Levy and John Podesta Advisory Board Co-Chairs

The American Foundation for Equal Rights, which launched the historic ongoing federal court challenge to Proposition 8, today named Robert A. Levy,...


Jan 11, 2010, 18:12 ET Text of Ted Olson Opening Statement in Prop. 8 Trial

The federal trial over the unconstitutionality of Proposition 8 began today with an opening statement by attorney Theodore Olson, who with...


Jan 11, 2010, 00:54 ET Ted Olson to Make Opening Statement in Prop. 8 Trial/Avail Info

The federal trial over the unconstitutionality of Proposition 8 will begin Monday, January 11 with an opening statement by attorney Theodore...


Nov 04, 2009, 14:54 ET Reaction to Maine Same Sex Marriage Vote From Federal Court Challengers to California's Proposition 8

Chad Griffin, Board President of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which is leading the federal court challenge to California's...


May 27, 2009, 13:46 ET Prop. 8 Challenged in Federal Court; Ted Olson & David Boies to Argue Case

Attorneys Argued Bush v. Gore on Opposite Sides; Now Joined to Strike Down Prop. 8 Filing also calls for injunction against same-sex marriage...