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LISTEN: Ted Olson And David Boies React To Last Week's Prop 8 Ruling

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 04.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

Last week AFER asked if I would like to be included in a press conference call scheduled two hours after the Prop 8 decision with lead co-counsel Ted Olson and David Boies. Of course I jumped at the opportunity.

Mike Sacks

Gay Marriage Ruling's Bid For One Justice's Vote Could Backfire | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Trying to play to Justice Anthony Kennedy's gut is a dicey endeavor. So when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit on Tuesday st...

WATCH: 10 Moments In Gay Media History

Laurence Watts | Posted 02.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Laurence Watts


Gay Rights and the U.S. Supreme Court

Laurence Watts | Posted 01.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Laurence Watts

Unless gay men and women reengage themselves with U.S. politics, they could face an unfriendly president and Senate after November 2012, just when key gay rights cases arrive at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Amanda Terkel

NFL Gets Better: Football League Adds Sexual Orientation Protections | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.26.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- The NFL has removed a hurdle for professional football players who may be thinking of coming out as gay, banning discrimination based on...

Prop8 Opponents Seek To Overturn Court Ruling Because Judge Was Gay

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers trying to salvage California's same-sex marriage ban posed an unprecedented argument Monday involving the gay federal ju...

NFL's Day in Court

Andrew Brandt | Posted 08.01.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

On Friday the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals will be the epicenter of the two-year battle between the NFL and its players. Both sides appreciate the gravity of this proceeding, filing lengthy legal briefs championing their respective positions.

Why Legalizing Gay Marriage Will Strengthen America

Kate Moulene | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
Kate Moulene

Same-sex marriage is not a gay rights issue. It is a civil rights issue whose outcome is critical to upholding the principles of the American Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

Sam Stein

Same-Sex Marriage Legal Dream Team May Not Get Case Before Supreme Court | Sam Stein | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The legal dream team behind the successful challenge to California's law banning gay marriage may end up having their work stalled by ar...

Federal Court Asked To Resume Gay Marriages In California

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers for two same-sex couples again asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to allow gay marriage to resume in California ...

Barbara Bush Endorses Gay Marriage: A Rising Trend in the Republican Party

Grant Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Grant Lyon

Thank you Barbara Bush for supporting gay marriage. You just became the better twin in my book.

The Demise of California's Prop. 8? Marriage Equality Fares Well in Appeals Court

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

After a marathon argument lasting more than two hours on Monday, at least one thing seems clear: Prop. 8 will likely not survive its journey through the federal courts in California.

Prop 8 Trial Advisory: Watch at LA City Hall, LA Gay and Lesbian Center, C-SPAN, Online

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Ocamb

It could all end Monday. All the angst, all the rage and heartbreak - the second class citizenship made official by California voters who stripped sam...

WATCH: Ted Olson At HuffPost's Game Changers Event

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ted Olson talked about the importance of new media and legalizing gay marriage at HuffPost's 2010 Game Changers celebration in Soho on Thursday night....

Arianna On Game Changers Anya Kamenetz, Jill Biden, Ted Olson & David Boies (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Huffington Post salutes its 2010 Game Changers -- 100 innovators, mavericks, visionaries, and leaders who are changing the way we look at the worl...

Guns, Religion and the Glenn Beck Rally

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

What Barack Obama described in the 2008 campaign is what we are seeing unfold in the country. Guns and religion -- or, in other words, fear and intolerance.

Defending Prop 8: The Meg Whitman, Steve Cooley Morass -- With Insight from Lambda Legal's Jon Davidson

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Ocamb

Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman and attorney general candidate Steve Cooley recently said that they would defend Prop 8 in a federal trial, if elected and given the opportunity.

Losing Their Appeal: The Real Reason the Right Is Terrified by the Prop 8 Case

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

There is no question that, regardless of the ultimate verdict in the Prop 8 case, the work of equal rights advocates is far from over.

Postmodern Politics and the Ground Zero Mosque Issue

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

After the symbolic politics we've been seeing, a simple and humane gesture like moving the mosque would have to be interpreted as a loss -- as backing down in the face of bigotry.

Ted Olson, Former Bush Solicitor General And Husband Of 9/11 Victim, Backs Obama On 'Ground Zero Mosque'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ted Olson, former George W. Bush solicitor general, attorney behind the case against California's gay marriage ban, and husband of a woman who died ab...

If Hard-Won Court Victory Against Prop 8 Is Tossed out, You Can Thank Jerry Brown

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Scheer

Ted Olson's legal strategy is gay Californians' last best hope for judicial affirmation of their right to marry. Ironically, Jerry Brown's pursuit of short-term political advantage jeopardizes that strategy.

Ted Olson Defends California Gay Marriage Ruling On Fox News: 'Would You Like Fox's Right To Free Press Put Up To A Vote?'

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This morning, Ted Olson -- the conservative lawyer who represented President Bush in Bush v. Gore -- appeared on Fox News Sunday to discuss his recent...

Mayor Bloomberg and Judge Walker: Civil Liberty's Dynamic Duo

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joel Schwartzberg

Last Tuesday, New York City CEO (and acting mayor) Michael Bloomberg eloquently defended a proposal to build a mosque and community center near the Wo...

PHOTOS: Legal Dream Team, Plaintiffs, Supporters Celebrate Prop 8 Verdict

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Hundreds met at the West Hollywood Park on North San Vicente Boulevard on Wednesday evening to celebrate the Proposition 8 verdict. The crowd was rall...

After Historic Prop 8 Ruling, What's Next for the Freedom to Marry

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

Those of us who support the freedom to marry must elevate the truth we saw in this trial: that families are helped, and no one is hurt, when same-sex couples share in marriage.