Theodore Olson

Former Solicitor General of the United States; Attorney appealing Proposition 8

Theodore Olson appears in the following:

David Boies and Ted Olson Make the Case for Marriage Equality

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The attorneys that argued in the Supreme Court that California's Proposition 8 was unconstitutional talk about the five-year struggle to win the right for gays to marry.

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Former Bush Official Leads Challenge to Prop 8

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Ted Olson, Solicitor General under President George W. Bush, argues this week in California courts against Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on gay marriage. He spoke with The Takeaway's Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich about his motivation for taking the case and discusses why he feels gay couples shouldn’t be the political football they've become in recent years.

“Why in the world wouldn’t we want gay citizens who want to live together in a peaceful, harmonious, stable relationship to have the opportunity to call themselves married?”
— former Solicitor General Theodore Olson