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David Boies

Prop 8 Protesters Rally At Supreme Court Today

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

Supporters and opponents of marriage equality gathered on Tuesday in front of the Supreme Court, for the first day of hearings on Proposition 8, Calif...

Mike Sacks

'8' Expectations: Arguments Cast Doubt On Gay Marriage Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Anthony Kennedy on Tuesday called the prospect of same-sex marriage “uncharted waters” during oral arguments before the U.S....

They Saw the DOMA and Prop 8 Cases Coming

Ian Bassin | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Ian Bassin

The lesson we all can take from the vision of those who foresaw this week is that often in quests for social justice, what seems impossible at first becomes inevitable later. And it's those who are willing to bear the brunt of being told that their ideas are impossible that move us forward.

Ryan J. Reilly

Reiner At Supreme Court For Gay Marriage Arguments

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Director Rob Reiner was the first person in the public line for the Supreme Court's oral arguments over California's Proposition 8 on Tu...

Supreme Court Takes On Prop 8

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

By MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is wading into the fight over same-sex marriage at a time when public opinio...

Pioneering Gay Marriage Legal Team Lands Book Deal

AP | By HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- The bipartisan legal team leading the fight for gay marriage has a book deal. Democrat David Boies and Republican Theodore B. Olson have ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Gay Marriage Supporters Want Obama To Join Supreme Court Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

Former Bush administration Solicitor General Ted Olson, who will argue against California's ban on gay marriage before the Supreme Court next month, s...

Rescued By A Bailout, A.I.G. May Sue Its Savior

Dealbook | BEN PROTESS and MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business

Fresh from paying back a $182 billion bailout, the American International Group has been running a nationwide advertising campaign with the tagline ...

Marriage Equality: It's The Stories

Rob Reiner | Posted 01.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Reiner

There will be a natural tendency to focus on the legal challenges and the political fights, but history will show the true story of how we achieved marriage equality and how it was in fact a quilt woven of thousands of personal tales, most of which existed entirely outside the courtroom.

First Nighter: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Other Bold-Face Names Fight for Same-Sex Marriage in Dustin Lance Black's Docu-Drama "8"

David Finkle | Posted 09.15.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

8 may strike some as preaching to the choir. The truth is, it isn't. There's simply no possible substantiation for the opposite view.

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.

Both Sides Now: What Economy? It's the Culture War, Stupid

HuffPost Radio | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgHuffington and Matalin debate "War on Catholics" vs. "War on Women". The legal rights of non-catholic employees in publicly funded hospitals... or a 2000 year church doctrine. Then: guess who wins shootout between Clint and Karl over Chrysler ad?

Mike Sacks

Gay Marriage Ruling's Bid For One Justice's Vote Could Backfire

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Constitution Check: Do Gay Couples Now Have a Constitutional Right to Get Married?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

Under the Ninth Circuit Court's new ruling, Proposition 8 was found to violate the federal Constitution, so it no longer would control, and thus the right of gays and lesbians to marry would be restored fully under that ruling, assuming that the decision stands.

Basketball: A Day Late, A Dollar Short -- Time for Mark Cuban and David Boies to Rescue the Fans

Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 01.21.2012 | Sports
Linda Kenney Baden

I have a suggestion to solve this sport's crisis. Give Mark Cuban the power to rep the owners with full authority to agree to the terms of a contract.

Matt Sledge

At High-Profile Wedding, David Boies Calls Progress On Prop 8 Lawsuit 'Frustratingly Slow'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.25.2011 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- Speaking at the first gay wedding ceremony held in New York's Four Seasons restaurant, lawyer David Boies, who is challenging the constitu...

Amanda Terkel

NFL Gets Better: Football League Adds Sexual Orientation Protections

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Sam Stein

Same-Sex Marriage Legal Dream Team May Not Get Case Before Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

To Sir With Love: Elton John Still Standing Tall Against Proposition 8

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Thank you Sir Elton and the American Foundation for Equal Rights -- as Elton sang so beautifully last night, "how wonderful life is when you're in the world."

Proposition 8: Who Will Be Left Standing?

Jessica Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

This week, the Ninth Circuit heard arguments about Proposition 8. Do proponents of the ballot measure have something called "standing" to appeal the decision of the trial court?

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...

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.