The American Foundation for Equal Rights- Kenneth Mehlman and Chad Griffin are One of Many Helping Out!


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This is a presentation about the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) which helps to create marriage equality throughout the United States. It talks about Prop 8 and how AFER worked to overturn it in the state of California. After has several well-known board members such as Chad Griffin, Kenneth Mehlman, and Dustin Lance Black.

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The American Foundation for Equal Rights- Kenneth Mehlman and Chad Griffin are One of Many Helping Out!

  2. 2. MISSION STATEMENTThe American Foundation for Equal Rights is dedicated toprotecting and advancing equal rights for every American.
  3. 3. WHAT HAS IT DONETO HELP?AFER has and is doing a lot so that same-sex couples willhave the freedom to marry in every state. One of their majoraccomplishments, was fighting against Prop 8. Prop 8 passed in2008 in California, and made it so same-sex couples cannot getmarried.
  4. 4. WHAT AFER HASDONEAFER brought together Ted Olsen (conservative) and David Boies(liberal) to help fight against Prop 8. Ted and David then suedCalifornia on the behalf of two same-sex couples for violating thedue process and equal protection clauses of the 14thAmendment.
  5. 5. PROP 8What is due process? This is the legal requirement that the stateyou reside in must respect all legal rights that are owed to aperson. Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and property.What does this mean? Laws must apply equally to everyone, notjust heterosexuals.The result? Prop 8 was ruled unconstitutional.
  6. 6. WHAT CAN YOU DO TOHELP OUT?What can you do to help? Share this presentation, let others knowabout AFER, donate, share your personal story, or volunteer.Kenneth Mehlman, who started a Project Right side to get moreconservative support for same-sex marriage is on the board,along with Dustin Lance Black, an award winning screenwriter,and Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign.They, along with many others are all working hard for everyone tohave equality, so do all you can to help!Check out their website: