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Stephen Colbert puts the spotlight on same-sex marriage

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Stephen Colbert put the spotlight on same-sex marriage on Tuesday night, taking a few shots at Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and speaks with famed legal team Ted Olson and David Boies who led the Supreme court challenge against California's Proposition ...

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Driving Rosa Parks: Lessons from Jo Becker’s book, ‘Forcing the Spring’

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Jo Becker
For all the consternation the book "Forcing the Spring" has caused, Jo Becker’s trespass in portraying American Foundation for Equal Rights founder Chad Griffin as the Rosa Parks in the fight for marriage equality is not much worse than all ...

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TRAILER: ‘The Case Against 8’

Friday, May 2, 2014
"The Case Against 8" takes an inside look at the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that overturned Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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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 ...

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

Sunday, January 26, 2014
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.
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. ...

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Prop 8 attorneys confident court will strike down marriage ban

Monday, December 10, 2012
Ted OlsonFile photo by Michael Key, Washington Blade
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 ...

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Pro-gay Proposition 8 attorney helping Romney campaign with debate prep

Saturday, September 15, 2012
Former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson.
A lead attorney in the federal lawsuit against California’s Proposition 8 is facing criticism from a gay Democratic group for assisting the Romney campaign with debate preparation — despite the ticket’s support for policies that would undo his work against ...

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California Supreme Court to rule on ‘standing’ issue in Proposition 8 appeal

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice that it will rule Thursday whether proponents of California's Proposition 8 have "legal standing" to defend the 2008 voter-approved law ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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NCLR Analysis: CA Supreme Court should not give unprecedented powers to Prop 8 supporters

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Ted Olson, arguing before the California Supreme Court on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the California Supreme Court heard arguments on an important issue of California law that may affect whether the sponsors of Proposition 8 can continue to pursue their federal court appeal in Perry v. Brown, the case challenging Prop ...

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California Supreme Court seems uncertain regarding Prop 8 standing

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The seven-member California Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed troubled, in much the same way a federal appeals panel was troubled last January, to find which power should prevail on whether the "Yes on 8" group should be granted standing to ...

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