David Boies & Theodore Olson: "Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality"

Rainbow flags line the courtyard at San Francisco's City Hall building on June 26, 2012.   - Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Rainbow flags line the courtyard at San Francisco's City Hall building on June 26, 2012.

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David Boies & Theodore Olson: "Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality"

In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage. Attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson on their five-year struggle to overturn the law and the future of same-sex marriage in the courts.

In 2008, voters in California approved Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment restricting marriage to a man and a woman. Proponents of the law argued it was necessary to protect traditional marriage, while critics believed it violated the civil rights of gay and lesbian people. The legal battle to overturn Proposition 8 was waged by an unlikely pairing: David Boies and Ted Olson, on opposite sides in the Bush v. Gore case, came together in the fight for marriage equality. A behind-the-scenes look at the legal struggle to overturn Proposition 8 and what that victory has meant for same-sex marriage laws around the country.

Guests

David Boies

chairman, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; Boies has litigated some of the highest profile cases in recent history, including United States v. Microsoft and Bush v. Gore

Theodore Olson

partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; former solicitor general of the United States, Olson has argued over 60 cases before the Supreme Court, including Bush v. Gore and Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

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