AUSTIN, Texas — David Boies and Ted Olson, the legal team who helped take down California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage, were on hand for the the kick-off Tuesday of the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1964 Civil Rights Act at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum in Austin, Texas.
The pair, who are set to argue against Virginia’s ban before the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit next month, reflected on the state of marriage equality in the wake of the Supreme Court decisions last June that struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Said Boies: “We’re trying to bring [marriage] equality to every state in the Union.”
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More with Boies and Olson is here.