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.
The short video includes remarks from plaintiffs Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Paul Katami and Jeff Jeff Zarrillo, as well as AFER board members Rob Reiner, Dustin Lance Black and Cleve Jones.
AFER is a nonprofit organization established in 2009 to support the plaintiffs in Hollingsworth v. Perry (formerly Perry v. Brown or Perry v. Schwarzenegger), the federal lawsuit challenging Proposition 8 under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
AFER retained former United States Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson and David Boies to lead the legal team representing the plaintiffs.
The organization was co-founded by Chad Griffin, now the president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).