More developments on the eve of the eagerly-anticipated federal challenge to Proposition 8 that will begin Monday in San Francisco. The American Foundation for Equal Rights, which launched Perry v. Schwarzenegger and is funding the superstar legal team of Theodore Olson and David Boies to argue the case, has named an advisory board that includes civil rights icon Julian Bond, Lt. Dan Choi and other notables.
Says NAACP Board Chairman Julian Bond on the case: "The humanity of all Americans is diminished when any group is denied rights granted to others. This is not a special interest case, but one that should be of great importance to everyone who believes in the principles of equality on which this nation was founded."
In addition to Bond and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" activist Lt. Dan Choi, the list includes: Republican strategist Margaret Hoover; labor activist Dolores Huerta; Cleve Jones; Stuart Milk; David Mixner; the Huffington Post's Hilary Rosen; and Judy Shepard. Kudos to AFER Board President Chad Griffin for assembling such an all-star team.