The American Foundation for Equal Rights paid the lawyers who successfully ended California’s Proposition 8 about $6.4 million for their work. “When you look at the way it played out, I just don’t personally believe there’s any question whatsoever that it was a very smart use of funds,” AFER’s head says — but not everyone agrees.
Virginia has become a battleground for lawyers from multiple legal organizations and major law firms aiming to take a marriage equality case back to the Supreme Court.
The American Foundation for Equal Rights announces the organization — and its legal odd couple — will be joining an ongoing federal challenge to the 2006 Virginia amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying.
After the oral arguments end, Ted Olson refuses to read the tea leaves.
Weighing in for the first time to support a state legislative effort that would let gay couples to marry, Obama goes further than ever on the issue. Still unresolved: Whether Obama thinks the U.S. Constitution requires marriage equality.
LGBT advocates praised President Obama in May for his announcement that he believes same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. With the Supreme Court hearing the appeal of California’s Proposition 8, however, Obama faces another test on the issue.
The fate of gay and lesbian equality rests in a pair of challenges being heard by the Supreme Court in the coming months. All eyes will be on the nine justices — and history.
Republicans supportive of gay rights — and at least one prominent Democrat — are backing New York Congresswoman Nan Hayworth in her challenge from an out gay candidate, Sean Patrick Maloney.
Ted Olson is the man who got George W. Bush into office in 2000 — and an avowed supporter of gay marriage.