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Group that challenged Prop 8 is shutting its doors

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
On the heels of the marriage equality victory at the Supreme Court, The American Foundation for Equal Rights is shutting down.
The announcement comes six weeks after the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in the US. ...

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Ted Olson v. Tony Perkins on ‘judicial activism’ and marriage equality

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Ted Olson, attorney for the American Foundation for Equal Rights who successfully argued for marriage equality in California and Virginia cases, versu hate group leader Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, in an appearance today on Fox News ...

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Book ignites media slugfest over history of marriage equality movement

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
To say there’s been a flurry of discussion around the release of a new book Tuesday on the legal case that challenged California’s Proposition 8 would be an understatement. The book, “Forcing the Spring,” by The New York Times writer ...

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Plaintiffs in Va. same-sex marriage lawsuit say minds changing

Saturday, November 30, 2013
Schall and Townley
Seven years ago, Virginians voted 57 percent to 43 percent to approve the gay marriage ban. But Carol Schall and Mary Townley believe the tide is changing. Their view is supported by a Quinnipiac University poll in July that found ...

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AFER chronicles three years working to overturn Proposition 8

Saturday, June 15, 2013
With just days left before the U.S. Supreme Court rules on Proposition 8, the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) has compiled this look back at the last three years of working to overturn California's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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AFER offers behind the scenes look at Prop 8’s day at the U.S. Supreme Court

Saturday, March 30, 2013
The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) offers this behind-the-scenes look at the preparation and planning for it's March 26 argument at the U.S. Supreme Court, challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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AFER debunks NOM’s new marriage propaganda video

Friday, October 26, 2012
The American Foundation for Equal Rights is debunking a new video by the National Organization for Marriage -- entitled "Marriage 101" -- calling it propaganda that includes claims that NOM knows are not true. ...

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Supreme Court urged to reject Prop 8 appeal, allow marriage equality to resume in California

Saturday, August 25, 2012
The plaintiffs challenging California’s Proposition 8 on Friday filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court defending the landmark federal appeals court ruling in Perry v. Brown (now Hollingsworth v. Perry) that found Proposition 8 unconstitutional. ...

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All-star reading of Prop 8 trial play raises $2 million toward marriage equality fight

Monday, March 5, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- A star-studded benefit reading of of Dustin Lance Black's play "8," featuring Brad Pitt and George Clooney, raised more than $2 million Saturday night for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), and gave YouTube viewers around ...

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Chad Griffin named president of Human Rights Campaign

Friday, March 2, 2012
The founder and president of a high-profile California-based LGBT rights group has been named as the new president of the Human Rights Campaign. HRC announced Friday that Chad Griffin, board president of the American Foundation of Equal Rights, will succeed ...

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