The American Foundation for Equal Rights, the organization which hired Ted Olson and David Boies to lead a federal challenge toProposition 8, announced its founding Board of Directors yesterday.
The board members are Chad Griffin, founding partner of political and communications strategy firm Griffin|Schake, Director Rob Reiner, photographer, producer, and children’s advocate Michele Reiner, Producer Bruce Cohen, Kristina Schake, founding partner of political and communications strategy firm Griffin|Schake, and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.
More on their backgrounds here (PDF).
TIME magazine writes about the Olson-Boies challenge to Prop 8 today: "By filing this case, Olson and Boies have moved the gay marriage debateto the front and — critically — center of American political discourse.For all the successes gay rights lawyers from the ACLU and other groupshave had over the years, they never quite escaped the perception ofmany Americans that their cause was somehow a fringe concern of primaryinterest to advocates and opponents. As recently as last year, gaymarriage was considered so extreme that no major candidate from eitherparty in last year's presidential election had any qualms aboutopposing it."
George Stephanopoulos, George Will, Paul Krugman, Gwen Ifill and Ed Gillespie discussed the lawsuit on This Week on Sunday. Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP…