Thursday, November 29, 2012

Prop 8: Supreme Court Ruling Coming Soon

Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether it will hear AFER’s federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8.

By Monday, we could either be preparing to make our case for full federal marriage equality before the nation’s highest court, or gay and lesbian couples will once again be making wedding plans here in California. The Justices may also postpone making a decision until a future date.

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The Justices will also be considering whether to hear several challenges to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which, like Prop. 8, singles out gay and lesbian Americans for unequal, second-class treatment under the law.

Since it was founded three years ago, AFER has worked to take our challenge to Prop. 8 all the way to the Supreme Court. Together, we have built a bipartisan coalition dedicated to achieving full federal marriage equality.  Now, with no less than 17 national polls confirming that a majority of Americans support marriage equality, and our recent ballot victories in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington, the momentum toward marriage equality has never been greater.

As soon as we hear anything from the Court, you will be the first to know.


Adam Umhoefer
Executive Director
American Foundation for Equal Rights

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