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Prop 8 Lawyer: 'What Could Be More Conservative' Than Gay Marriage?

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Ted Olson fought to take down Proposition 8 in California's Supreme Court in 2013, but his campaign for equality isn't ending there. Speaking to HuffP...

Why a Nice Philanthropist Takes on "Bad" Teachers -- and the Rest of Us

John Thompson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
John Thompson

Why can't the outsiders understand that the real problem is the terrible working conditions in so many high-poverty schools? If they were a principal, would they go through the not-so-onerous process of dismissing teachers when they may not be able to find better replacements?

Major Marriage Announcement by the American Foundation for Equal Rights (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 11.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2013-09-30-AFERVirginiasmall.pngAFER is joining a preexisting lawsuit brought by two couples in Virginia. Ted Olson and David Boies will assume the role of lead co-counsel and will put forth the same constitutional arguments that were successful in the Prop 8 case.

Exclusive: AFER Prop 8 Players Talk About U.S. Supreme Court Ruling (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I participated in a conference call with the American Foundation for Equal Rights moments after their Supreme Court victory. Speaking on the call are AFER Executive Director Adam Umhoefer; lead co-counsel David Boies; plaintiffs Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo; and others.

Plaintiffs, Attorneys Address Media After Supreme Court Hearing

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

After the Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, concluded Tuesday, plaintiffs and attorneys in the case addre...

Scalia Makes Awkward Reference

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Justice Antonin Scalia made an awkward reference to former Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) during the Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8, California'...

Ryan J. Reilly

Lawyer Defending Prop 8 Made Fateful Admission

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

WASHINGTON -- The lawyer representing supporters of California's ban on same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court essentially conceded Tuesday that g...

Rick Perry Weighs In On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) weighed in on the issue of same-sex marriage Tuesday, saying "it is fairly clear about where this state stands on that issue...

Hollingsworth v. Perry Gets Moment In High Court

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in the case over Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. Both supporters and opponents...

Court Grounds Packed On First Day Of Gay Marriage Case

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

By JESSICA GRESKO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — They mostly kept their distance, these supporters and opponents of gay marriage, as they mas...

Supreme Court Weighs Prop 8

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

By MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is suggesting it could find a way out of the case over California's ban on s...

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....

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...

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...

Ted Olson Reveals How He Learned To Fight For LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.29.2012 | College

Attorney Ted Olson credits his college debate coach as his inspiration to fight against Proposition 8 --California's law prohibiting same-sex marriage...

Courtroom Football Ends, for Now: An Analysis

Andrew Brandt | Posted 08.05.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals kept the arguments and the schedule tight and stayed within the prescribed guidelines of a half hour each. Here are my thoughts.

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?

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...

Citizens United Reveals the Danger of Our Right Wing Supreme Court

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Here is the dirty little secret the GOP doesn't want you to know: The four extreme right wing Supreme Court justices are as activist as any judges can get.

Court signals it may loosen campaign spending

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it may let businesses and unions spend freely to help their favored candidates in time for nex...

Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' on at Whole Foods

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sybil Adelman Sage

The people have spoken, well, vegans and the Prius set. Those who who buy pesticide-free and sustainable foods are boycotting what had been their hou...

Unexpected Conservative Ally's Road To Championing Same-Sex Marriage

New York Times | JO BECKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Theodore B. Olson's office is a testament to his iconic status in the conservative legal movement. A framed photograph of Ronald Reagan, the first of ...