Elton raises $3 million for AFER

BTL Staff
By | 2011-01-27T09:00:00-04:00 January 27th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner

Elton John raised $3 million for the American Foundation for Equal Rights on Jan. 19 at a 90-minute private concert in Beverly Hills.
About 500 people attended the soiree in a tent at the estate of entrepreneur Ron Burkle.
AFER will use the money to continue its federal lawsuit against California’s Proposition 8, the state constitutional amendment that re-banned same-sex marriage in 2008. AFER won the case at the District Court level and it now is on appeal at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

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