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Turning Disadvantage Into Advantage

Mousa Alshanteer | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Mousa Alshanteer

In his most recent bestseller, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, Malcolm Gladwell encourages a different understanding of adversity -- to recognize disadvantages as genuine advantages.

Major Marriage Announcement by the American Foundation for Equal Rights (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 11.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2013-09-30-AFERVirginiasmall.pngAFER is joining a preexisting lawsuit brought by two couples in Virginia. Ted Olson and David Boies will assume the role of lead co-counsel and will put forth the same constitutional arguments that were successful in the Prop 8 case.

Exclusive: AFER Prop 8 Players Talk About U.S. Supreme Court Ruling (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I participated in a conference call with the American Foundation for Equal Rights moments after their Supreme Court victory. Speaking on the call are AFER Executive Director Adam Umhoefer; lead co-counsel David Boies; plaintiffs Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo; and others.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Gay Marriage, Black Voters and Roberts's Radicals-in-Robes

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgRon Reagan and Erick Erickson debate judicial matters after the DOMA and VRA decisions. But there's a larger subtext -- is Obama's center-left country and Roberts's hard-right Court moving toward a collision? Then, Obama tries to cool off the planet and the frenzy over Snowden.

Gay Marriage In America: What Does The Supreme Court Decision Mean?

Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact

TIME: 6:15p-8:15p EST Just days after the Supreme Court threw out the appeal attempting to reinstate California’s ban on same-sex marriage, Prop ...

Sam Stein

Lawyer In Gay Marriage Case Speaks On Forthcoming Supreme Court Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Predicting the outcome of Supreme Court decisions is a bit of a fool's errand, as most people who tried to do so before last year's ruli...

Video: Inside Look at AFER Team Bringing Prop 8 Case to Supreme Court

Matt Baume | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

As the Prop 8 case finally reached the Supreme Court on Tuesday, AFER took a camera crew along to document all the behind-the-scenes excitement. The result: an exclusive inside look as the Prop 8 plaintiffs, attorneys, and board finally reached the Supreme Court.

Plaintiffs, Attorneys Address Media After Supreme Court Hearing

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

After the Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, concluded Tuesday, plaintiffs and attorneys in the case addre...

Scalia Makes Awkward Reference

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Justice Antonin Scalia made an awkward reference to former Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) during the Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8, California'...

Ryan J. Reilly

Lawyer Defending Prop 8 Made Fateful Admission

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The lawyer representing supporters of California's ban on same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court essentially conceded Tuesday that g...

Rick Perry Weighs In On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) weighed in on the issue of same-sex marriage Tuesday, saying "it is fairly clear about where this state stands on that issue...

Hollingsworth v. Perry Gets Moment In High Court

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in the case over Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. Both supporters and opponents...

Court Grounds Packed On First Day Of Gay Marriage Case

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

By JESSICA GRESKO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — They mostly kept their distance, these supporters and opponents of gay marriage, as they mas...

Supreme Court Weighs Prop 8

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

By MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is suggesting it could find a way out of the case over California's ban on s...

Prop 8 Protesters Rally At Supreme Court Today

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

Supporters and opponents of marriage equality gathered on Tuesday in front of the Supreme Court, for the first day of hearings on Proposition 8, Calif...

Mike Sacks

'8' Expectations: Arguments Cast Doubt On Gay Marriage Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Anthony Kennedy on Tuesday called the prospect of same-sex marriage “uncharted waters” during oral arguments before the U.S....

They Saw the DOMA and Prop 8 Cases Coming

Ian Bassin | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Ian Bassin

The lesson we all can take from the vision of those who foresaw this week is that often in quests for social justice, what seems impossible at first becomes inevitable later. And it's those who are willing to bear the brunt of being told that their ideas are impossible that move us forward.

Ryan J. Reilly

Reiner At Supreme Court For Gay Marriage Arguments

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Director Rob Reiner was the first person in the public line for the Supreme Court's oral arguments over California's Proposition 8 on Tu...

Supreme Court Takes On Prop 8

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

By MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is wading into the fight over same-sex marriage at a time when public opinio...

Pioneering Gay Marriage Legal Team Lands Book Deal

AP | By HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- The bipartisan legal team leading the fight for gay marriage has a book deal. Democrat David Boies and Republican Theodore B. Olson have ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Gay Marriage Supporters Want Obama To Join Supreme Court Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

Former Bush administration Solicitor General Ted Olson, who will argue against California's ban on gay marriage before the Supreme Court next month, s...

Rescued By A Bailout, A.I.G. May Sue Its Savior

Dealbook | BEN PROTESS and MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business

Fresh from paying back a $182 billion bailout, the American International Group has been running a nationwide advertising campaign with the tagline ...

Marriage Equality: It's The Stories

Rob Reiner | Posted 01.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Reiner

There will be a natural tendency to focus on the legal challenges and the political fights, but history will show the true story of how we achieved marriage equality and how it was in fact a quilt woven of thousands of personal tales, most of which existed entirely outside the courtroom.

First Nighter: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Other Bold-Face Names Fight for Same-Sex Marriage in Dustin Lance Black's Docu-Drama "8"

David Finkle | Posted 09.15.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

8 may strike some as preaching to the choir. The truth is, it isn't. There's simply no possible substantiation for the opposite view.

LISTEN: Ted Olson And David Boies React To Last Week's Prop 8 Ruling

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 04.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

Last week AFER asked if I would like to be included in a press conference call scheduled two hours after the Prop 8 decision with lead co-counsel Ted Olson and David Boies. Of course I jumped at the opportunity.