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Ted Olson and David Boies: 'We're Trying to Bring Equality to Every State in the Union' — VIDEO


Prop 8 attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson were in Austin yesterday at the LBJ Civil Rights Summit and spoke to Andrea Mitchell about the fight for marriage equality in Virginia (the case they're currently leading) and the other cases around the country.


And here's a report on the summit from the Houston Chronicle:

"We're on the verge of establishing the equality of this group of American citizens," said David Boies, a noted attorney said during the opening session of the LBJ Civil Rights Summit. "The courts have said marriage is a fundamental right."

Echoed Theodore Olson, a former U.S. solicitor general: "This country is changing very rapidly, thank goodness," far faster than racial equality advanced in the era during which President Johnson signed into law the landmark Civil Rights Act in 1964, 50 years ago this month.

"The more than it is accepted that your sexcual orientation does not make you different," Olson said, "the more people realize gay and lesbian people are the same as everyone else."

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  1. It's the least they can do to compensate for Bush V. Gore.

    Posted by: kdknyc | Apr 9, 2014 8:53:07 AM

  2. Well, I've never been more enamored by the effects these two have had. Talk about a power team, their very presence invokes fear and respect. They are among the best that we have and we couldn't ask for a more experienced and gifted team to fight for us.

    They have come together for the greater good and I am very confident in their abilities!

    Posted by: Gaiboi | Apr 9, 2014 11:01:40 AM

  3. I am glad that THIS version of Olson and Boies are working together for us, and are doing a great job. Importantly, they don't limit themselves to briefs and the courtroom. They take the message to the public, and I think their work plus all the people at AFER is what has really made the difference in public perception.

    Posted by: Randy | Apr 10, 2014 12:27:54 AM

  4. I am pleased to read AFER's brief to the 4th Circuit.

    In particular:
    "... the salient question here is ... the rights of gay and lesbian _individuals_, not couples."

    Posted by: Randy | Apr 12, 2014 12:39:12 AM

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