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Boies, Olson: ‘We’re trying to bring marriage equality to every state in the Union’

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP (File)Attorneys David Boies, left, and Theodore Olson, address members of the media outside the Supreme Court in Washington on March 26, 2013.

‘Case Against 8’ documents five-year effort to overturn Calif. gay marriage ban

Sunday, January 26, 2014
PARK CITY, Utah — Attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies once argued the Bush v. Gore case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, but they say fighting California's law prohibiting same-sex marriage is the most significant thing they've done. [ Read more → ]
Olson Boies

Prop 8 attorneys join in challenge to overturn Va. same-sex marriage ban

Monday, September 30, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. -- The high-profile legal tandem that brought down California's prohibition on same-sex marriage has joined a challenge of Virginia's constitutional ban on gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
Ted Olson (left), and David Boies

Attorneys in historic same-sex marriage case sign book deal

Saturday, March 2, 2013
NEW YORK — The bipartisan legal team leading the fight for same-sex marriage has a book deal. Democrat David Boies and Republican Theodore B. Olson have signed with Viking for "A Just Cause: Law, Love, and the Case for Marriage Equality." [ Read more → ]
Ted OlsonFile photo by Michael Key, Washington Blade

Prop 8 attorneys confident court will strike down marriage ban

Monday, December 10, 2012
The organizers behind the lawsuit challenging California’s Proposition 8 are excited and optimistic about the prospects for a Supreme Court ruling against the anti-gay measure as one attorney on the team said he hopes the Obama administration will assist in the effort. [ Read more → ]

Prop 8 News Analysis: ‘We’re eliminating second-class citizenship’

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Not long after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals stuck another dagger into California’s discriminatory Proposition 8 law on Tuesday, Olson calmly but firmly spoke about how the court’s decision affirmed that Prop 8 “violated the fundamental human rights” of gay and lesbian Americans. [ Read more → ]
Thom Watson, left, and Jeff Tabaco, who want to get married, attended the rally Thursday afternoon before oral arguments in the federal Proposition 8 case.

Appeals court signals judge’s sexuality likely a non-issue in Prop 8 case

Friday, December 9, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO -- A panel of federal appellate justices signaled Thursday that they see no reason to overturn a ruling against California's same-sex marriage ban due to the trial judge not disclosing his long-term relationship with another man. [ Read more → ]

NFL adds ‘sexual orientation’ to non-discrimination policy

Monday, September 26, 2011
The National Football League, in its 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement, has quietly updated its non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]
The Earl Warren Building is San Francisco, home to the California Supreme Court.

California Supreme Court to hear arguments on ‘standing’ in Prop 8 appeal

Monday, September 5, 2011
On Tuesday, Sept. 6, the California Supreme Court will hear arguments as to whether there is any authority under California law that gives Yes on 8 the right to appeal a ruling that struck down the state ban on same-sex marriage when state officials decided not to. [ Read more → ]
Ted Olson (left), and David Boies

Olson, Boies will be absent as federal judge hears motion to vacate Prop 8 ruling

Sunday, June 12, 2011
Famed attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies will not be in a San Francisco courtroom Monday when attorneys in the landmark Proposition 8 case square off once again. [ Read more → ]

9th Circuit panel refuses to lift stay in Proposition 8 case

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Court of Appeals panel hearing the Proposition 8 case on Wednesday denied a request by plaintiffs to lift the stay on the lower court’s ruling in their favor. Had the three-judge panel granted the request, same-sex couples in California would... [ Read more → ]
Ted Olson

Attorneys file final brief asking appeals court to lift stay on Prop 8 ruling

Saturday, March 19, 2011
The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and its legal team filed a reply brief on Thursday, supporting a motion in the Ninth Circuit asking that the Court immediately lift an order preventing gay and lesbian couples from marrying in California. [ Read more → ]

California Supreme Court won’t expedite ruling on key issue in Prop 8 case

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The California Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request by the attorneys fighting Proposition 8 to expedite the time line for deciding a key legal question of standing. [ Read more → ]

Prop 8 trial roundup: briefs filed, court date set, analysis of upcoming hearing

Saturday, October 23, 2010
On Monday of this week, Prop 8 opponents Olson and Boies filed briefs with the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional. On Thursday, a Federal Appeals Court announced that oral arguments for the appeal will be heard Dec. 6. [ Read more → ]
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