American Foundation for Equal Rights

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Supreme Court Paves the Way for Gay Marriage, Strikes Down DOMA, Dismisses Prop. 8

    In a 5-4 ruling this morning the U.S. Supreme Court deemed section 3 of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act -- the part that prohibited same-sex couples from tax breaks and other benefits associated with marriage -- unconstitutional on equal protection grounds. It also toppled an appeal of a landmark C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Prop. 8: Supreme Court Sets Date to Hear Case on Gay Marriage

    Consider this your very own "save the date." The U.S. Supreme Court this morning said that oral arguments will begin on March 26 for the much-anticipated Proposition 8 case, which will finally bring some closure to the gay marriage debate that started right here in California over four years ago. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Proposition 8: U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal on Gay Marriage (Update)

    Update 2:10 p.m.: City Supervisors respond to U.S. Supreme Court decision on Prop. 8. Read at the bottom Original story 12:29 p.m.: The U.S. Supreme Court just announced that it will review the federal constitutional challenge to Proposition 8, California's ban on gay marriage, as well as the Def ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Harvey Milk's Camera Shop Defiled, and Other Outrages

    WWHD?​There's an emerging pattern in Gayville lately. It's not a new thing -- not new to the gays or the general population either for that matter -- but it's still disconcerting. It's called whorishness.Does everything good have to be sold out, watered down, or compromised? The Human Rights Campa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    The Gay Gratitude List

    Oh happy day...​The Week in GayIn recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday and the importance of the acknowledgment that things aren't all that bad (or maybe they are and we need to stop and smell the roses) I offer a list of events and persons worthy of gratitude.For example: Skating with the Star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Kenny Mehlman is a Fudgepacker: The Week in Gay

    Oh my god, they killed the right-wing Kenny. ​ Ken Mehlman must be in love. Why else would he subject himself to the slings and arrows of the gay universe and come out of the closet? Isn't that wonderful? Aren't you happy for him? It's a theory that's not too far fetched. In an interview with The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Prop. 8 Trial Roundup: Gay Couples Don't Want To Be 'Glorified Roommates'

    ​A roundup of the action on Day One of the Proposition 8 trial at San Francisco's Federal Courthouse.The attorney for the Prop. 8 backers argues: "Marriage is essentially the sexual embodiment of the man and the woman who formed the marital union." Did this guy not get the news that marriage is th ... More >>

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