David Boies, chairman of Boies, Schiller and Flexner, defended Al Gore in 2000. He and Ted Olson, former solicitor general of the United States, discuss why, after arguing opposite sides in Bush v. Gore, they joined forces in defense of gay marriage and where the Prop 8 case is headed.
EVENT: See David Boies and Ted Olson in a discussion moderated by Bill Keller tomorrow night at the 92nd St. Y.
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