New Jersey Defends Freedom to Marry for All
One week ago, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a landmark ruling upholding the historic August 2010 decision of the Federal District Court that found California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional.
American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) Board President Chad Griffin issued the following statement:
“New Jersey has taken a momentous step in defending the fundamental constitutional freedom to marry for all Americans. Separate is never equal—and the New Jersey Legislature recognized that today, setting an important example for the rest of the nation.”
About the American Foundation for Equal Rights
The American Foundation for Equal Rights is the sole sponsor of the Perry case. After bringing together Theodore B. Olson and David Boies to lead its legal team, AFER successfully advanced the Perry case through Federal District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Foundation is committed to achieving full federal marriage equality.