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Marriage Equality: One Step Forward

Kyle Daley | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Kyle Daley

Civil rights took a step forward today as Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled in favor of same sex couples.

Aspen Ideas Festival: David Boies And Ted Olson On The Fight To Overturn Proposition 8 (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In 2000, David Boies and Ted Olson battled each other as lawyers representing opposite sides of the Supreme Court case Bush v. Gore. Ten years late...

Second-Class Citizens Get Their Day in Court

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

Closing arguments have been scheduled for Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, the landmark case challenging California's same-sex marriage ban.

Olson & Boies Exorcise the Ghosts of Homophobia Past

Rick Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

Tomorrow, the legendary team of Ted Olson and David Boies present their final arguments in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal trial on the constitutionality of Prop. 8, which outlaws gay marriage.

Jamie McCourt Hires Gore's Recount Lawyers For Divorce Case

Los Angeles Times | Anthony York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Looks like the masters of disaster are now the masters of divorce. Super lawyer David Boies is teaming with former Al Gore aide Mark Fabiani for the ...

Equality on Trial: Judge Walker's Amazing Questions for Closing Argument

Rick Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

2010-06-10-walkersquestions.jpg On Tuesday, Judge Vaughn Walker issued a series of questions -- stunning in their breadth, complexity and essence -- for the parties to the federal Prop. 8 trial. Never in American history has homosexuality been on trial in this way.

The San Francisco Marriage Case, Part Two: The Supreme Court

Matt Coles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Coles

2013 may seem like a long way off to the folks who brought the San Francisco marriage case. But in terms of making the kind of progress that might help us win at the Supreme Court, it's tomorrow.

The San Francisco Marriage Case, Part One: Possible Outcomes

Matt Coles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Coles

Several people have asked me questions recently about the marriage case in federal court in San Francisco (the case brought by Ted Olson and David Boi...

Jamie McCourt Retains Famed Trial Lawyer David Boies

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

David Boies, one of America's most celebrated trial lawyers, has joined the team of attorneys representing Jamie McCourt in her divorce from Dodgers o...

Proud to Testify for Marriage Equality

Jerry Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jerry Sanders

I was proud to testify this week in what I believe will be one of the defining civil rights cases of our time, Perry v. Schwarzenegger. I did so as a Republican, a father, and a former police chief.

Proposition 8 Backer, Hak-Shing William Tam, stands by views on pedophilia

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — A proponent of California's same-sex marriage ban testified Thursday that he thinks gays are more likely to be pedophiles and th...

MLK Jr., Civil Rights, DADT and the Urgency of Leading

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Yesterday the president said, "The urgency of the hour demands that we fight discrimination, whatever form it may come." He's said the same thing more times than I can count. Martin Luther King Jr. talked the talk. He also walked the walk.

Maureen Dowd: The Odd Couple Defending Gay Marriage In California

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

As the sun set on the Bay Bridge behind him and the curtain dropped on the first week of the dramatic trial to challenge the constitutionality of the ...

Olson/Boies Prop 8 Challenge Team Has a New, Useful Website

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Ocamb

American Foundation for Equal Rights -- the new organization sponsoring the federal legal challenge to Prop 8 -- just put up a new, clean, easy to navigate website.

Gay Marriage And The US Supreme Court: Is It Too Soon To Petition?

The New Yorker | Margaret Talbot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On January 11th, a remarkable legal case opens in a San Francisco courtroom--on its way, it seems almost certain, to the Supreme Court. Perry v. Schwa...

Prop 8 Backers Ask Federal Judge to Ban Cameras, Plaintiffs Reply

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Ocamb

The attorney representing the Prop 8 supporters in the federal case challenging Prop 8 filed two letters asking the judge not to allow TV cameras into the courtroom.

Judge Walker Asks You: "Should the Olson/Boies Trial be Televised?

Rick Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

Those who make careers of raising and banking money by denying equal rights to others want to maintain total control over the media on the eve of the most historic civil rights case in at least a generation.

Prop. 8 Federal Lawsuit Begins, Cue Right-Wing Media Hysteria

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Few other issues whip the conservative media chattering class into a frenzy like the equality of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans. This unprecedented federal legal challenge is unlikely to be any different.

Two Legal Foes Unite to Fight for Same-Sex Marriage

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

The two powerhouse lawyers who fought each other all the way to the Supreme Court to decide whether Al Gore or George W. Bush would become president are at it again, but this time they're fighting on the same side to defend marriage equality

From Facebook To Casebook... Privacy Violations Spark Legal Action

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Canadian privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart is prosecuting Facebook for giving members confusing and misleading information in its end user agreement.

The Olson/Boies Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit: Too Much, Too Soon?

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlos A. Ball

The question no longer is whether the lawsuit should be brought, but whether it will succeed.

Proposition 8 Campaign Tactics: Ripe for a Trial?

Ted Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson

U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker will hold a hearing on Wednesday to determine the direction of a federal suit challenging Proposition 8

All Hands on Deck in the Prop 8 Litigation

Tobias Barrington Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tobias Barrington Wolff

We should recognize the sea change that the efforts of Ted Olson and David Boies on Prop 8 represent and capitalize upon them in our public advocacy efforts.

Will the Fight Over Gay Marriage Be the End of Right vs. Left Thinking?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Not that long ago, gay marriage was a dependable wedge issue Republicans could use to keep its base in line. But now that wedge is clearly splintering.

The Complex Questions About the Marriage Equality Movement and the Olson/Boies Federal Lawsuit

Pam Spaulding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pam Spaulding

The situation is really about whether the goal of marriage equality is seen as an incremental process leading to a positive resolution or, as with prior civil rights movements, seen as a fundamental constitutional issue.