Thursday, June 20, 2013

Where Will You Be When SCOTUS Rules On Marriage Equality







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Net Ruling Monday June 24 or Thursday June 27th
Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on AFER’s challenge to California’s Proposition 8.

Here’s a full run-down of what will happen:
  • The Court is scheduled to issue decisions next on Monday, June 24. Additional decision days may be added, and we’ll be sure to let you know if they are. Click here to see how the Court could rule. 
  • The Court will begin announcing decisions at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT. The ruling in the Prop. 8 case may not be the only one announced, and may be handed down before or after a number of other decisions. Sign up for breaking news updates.
  • Once the Court hands down its ruling on Prop. 8, our attorneys will carefully review the decision. As the official sponsor of the Prop. 8 case, AFER is your best resource to find out exactly what the ruling means. Follow us on Twitter for live updates. 
  • After the Court is adjourned, AFER’s lead attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies, along with our four plaintiffs, Kris & Sandy and Paul & Jeff, will be on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to react to the decision. Watch our free live stream. Sign up here.
     
  • At 5:30 p.m. PT, AFER will host a community event in West Hollywood, CA featuring the plaintiffs who challenged Prop. 8, the attorneys who worked on the case, elected officials, gay and lesbian couples who want to get married and a diverse array of community leaders. Join us in West Hollywood for the special event or watch it online.
As we near final resolution in our case, I am proud of the work we’ve done together.

AFER’s attorneys built a solid record at trial, resulting in a historic August 2010 District Court decision that conclusively found Prop. 8 unconstitutional. Then, in February 2012, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional. Finally, in March 2013, we made the case for marriage equality before U.S. Supreme Court, where over 50 friend-of-the-court briefs where filed in support of our plaintiffs—including briefs from the Obama Administration, over 130 Republican leaders, 100 of the nation’s largest businesses and California and 13 other states.

As each day passes, public support for marriage equality continues to grow. More than 30 polls show that a solid majority of Americans support marriage for all, and 12 states now recognize the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples.

This is our moment. Next week, when the Court rules, I have great hope that the Justices will put an end to Prop. 8 once and for all.

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