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Gay Marriage News Watch: A Round-up of the Worst Anti-Equality SCOTUS Briefs - VIDEO

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Matt Baume with the American Foundation for Equal Rights has rounded up the worst of the anti-equality briefs coming in ahead of next week's Supreme Court's same-sex marriage cases. Watch Baume highlight the other side's convoluted logic, mistakes, and conflicting...

Gay Marriage News Watch: SCOTUS, NOM, AR, MO, NE, SD, NC - VIDEO

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Matt Baume with the American Foundation for Equal Rights reports on upcoming Supreme Court oral arguments later this month, the National Organization for Marriage's latest courtroom flubs, the cases before the 8th Circuit, North Carolina magistrates suing for the right...

Gay Marriage News Watch: MI, KY, OH, TN - VIDEO

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Matt Baume with American Foundation for Equal Rights reports on the four briefs filed with the Supreme Court by the four states who will be defending state bans on same-sex marriage - Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. The briefs, as...

Gay Marriage News Watch: Texas and Alabama - VIDEO

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Matt Baume with the American Foundation for Equal Rights reports on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton suing to prevent gay couples from taking medical leave and Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange asking a court to reject a class action lawsuit...

Gay Marriage News Watch: AL, TX, ID, MI, PR - VIDEO

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The American Foundation for Equal Right's Matt Baume reports on Alabama's marriage-paradox, Texas AG Ken Paxton suing the Obama administration to prevent gay workers from caring for sick spouses, Idaho Republicans wanting to impeach any and all federal judges who...

AFER To SCOTUS: Hear Our Virginia Case

8 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The American Foundation for Equal Rights today filed a SCOTUS brief which demands that the Court hear their Virginia marriage equality suit. “Forty-seven years ago, Mildred and Richard Loving passionately argued that the Supreme Court...Show More Summary

Gay Marriage News Watch - Updates From CO, WI, MT, ND, FL, TX - VIDEO

9 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Matt Baume's weekly video from the American Foundation for Equal Rights mentions: "The rules have changed yet again for marriage in Colorado with new rulings from multiple courts, new polls show growing support for the freedom to marry in western...

The Case against 8

Robert A. Levy In the video clip below, Chad Griffin, then Board President of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, discusses the battle for gay rights with Ted Olson, who successfully litigated California’s Prop 8 case.  Griffin...Show More Summary

Power List 2014: KEN MEHLMAN

last yearLGBT / Gay : Out.com

Businessman/Political Strategist, 47Since coming out in 2010, former Republican National Committee chairman Mehlman has been a revolutionary leader in his party. Through his work with the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), Mehlman persuaded dozens of conservatives to sign a brief to the Supreme Court condemning California’s Prop 8. Show More Summary

Gay Marriage News Watch: Updates from MI, OK, KY, TN, AR, VA, UT, WY, And IL — VIDEO

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Matt Baume of the American Foundation for Equal Rights returns with his usual round-up of marriage news inlcuding a well-deserved smackdown of anti-gay hack Mark Regenerus coming from a Michigan judge and a takedown of the Alliance Defense Fund’s unfounded...

AFER paid $6.4 million to Ted Olson and David Boies' Law Firms in Prop 8 Case

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Washington Blade is reporting that the American Foundation for Equal Rights paid more than $6.4 million to the two law firms that successfully argued against California’s Proposition 8. 2009-2013 tax filings indicate former Republican U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson’s...

REPORT: AFER Paid $6.4 Million To Law Firms In Proposition 8 Case

last yearLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Michael Lavers reports at Washington Blade: The American Foundation for Equal Rights between 2009 and 2013 paid more than $6.4 million to two law firms that successfully argued against California’s Proposition 8. Tax filings indicate former U.S. Show More Summary

VIRGINIA: Olson & Boies Tell Court To Immediately Rule In Favor Or Marriage

last yearLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release from AFER: The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the sole sponsor of Bostic v. Rainey, the federal constitutional challenge to Virginia’s discriminatory Marriage Amendment, issued the following statement regarding U.S. Show More Summary

A Summary of Gay Marriage News from HI, IL, TX, VA, OH, CO, PA, and MO: VIDEO

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Since the SCOTUS DOMA ruling you may have noticed the explosion of marriage lawsuits around the country. In today's Marriage News Watch, Matt Baume from the American Foundation for Equality Rights offers a nice summary of what's happening in Hawaii,...

A third of the US population has marriage equality

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

American Foundation For Equal Rights brings this astounding stat: 33% of Americans live with marriage equality [AFER] Of course until it's 100%, we are still living under an injustice that belies the fair and free principles of this great nation....

Matt Baume: Inside Look: AFER's Prop 8 Victory and the First Weddings (VIDEO)

Here's a backstage peek at history being made: The American Foundation for Equal Rights has released some amazing footage of marriage returning to California. This is a moment in American history that people will study for a long, long time. And we're lucky enough to be watching it as it happens.

The Joyous Day Marriage Equality Returned to California: VIDEO

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) released a video today that may have you reaching for the Kleenex by the end, capturing the joy of the Prop 8 Supreme Court victory and the first weddings in California. Watch, AFTER.....

Charlotte Robinson: Exclusive: AFER Prop 8 Players Talk About U.S. Supreme Court Ruling (AUDIO)

I participated in a conference call with the American Foundation for Equal Rights moments after their Supreme Court victory. Speaking on the call are AFER Executive Director Adam Umhoefer; lead co-counsel David Boies; plaintiffs Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo; and others.

Same-sex weddings under way in California after stay is lifted

2 years agoNews : Field Notes

Two California women were being married Friday afternoon after a federal appeals court dissolved the stay blocking same-sex marriage in California. The American Foundation for Equal Rights said late Friday that both couples who challenged Proposition 8 — the California law …

A Celebratory Supercut of This Week's Prop. 8 SCOTUS News: VIDEO

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The American Foundation for Equal Rights posted this highlight reel of the news this week surrounding the Prop 8 SCOTUS reel, which is the YouTube equivalent of a victory lap. Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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