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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Victory for gay rights

American Foundation for Equal Rights board member and master of ceremonies Dustin Lance Black (L) joins members of the plaintiff team in the same sex marriage cases before the Supreme Court (L-R) Adam Umhoefer, executive director of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, attorney David Boies, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin, plaintiff Kris Perry, plaintiff Sandy Stier, attorney Theodore Olson, plaintiff Paul Katami, plaintiff Jeff Zarillo, celebrate during a rally. on June 26, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and ruled that supporters of California's ban on gay marriage, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the Supreme Court.