A personal blog by a graying (mostly Anglo with light African-American roots) gay leftist leaning liberal progressive fit married college-educated former Baha'i NPR-listening Professor Emeritus now following the Dharma from California to Minas Gerais, Brasil.
Today, the nation saw AFER’s stellar lead attorneys, Theodore B. Olson and David Boies, face off against the proponents of Prop. 8.
As America watched live, our attorneys presented the eloquent and well-reasoned case for marriage equality. Meanwhile, the supporters of Prop. 8 relied on the same assertions, junk science and rhetoric that failed in the district court.
Today was a great day for civil rights, but we aren’t done yet. We need your help to prepare for the fight ahead.
When the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issues its ruling—which can happen at any time—we can expect the proponents of discrimination to use every tool in their arsenal to try to keep Prop. 8 on the books.
They will stop at nothing to ensure that discrimination is enshrined in our Constitution. Make a donation so we can continue to make our case.
Every day that Prop. 8 remains in effect is another day that harms loving couples, their families and the nation.
We will not rest until all gay and lesbian Americans are afforded the equal rights guaranteed to them by the Constitution.
Chad GriffinBoard President
American Foundation for Equal Rights