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How Former Foes Joined Forces for Gay Marriage Fight


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Rainbow flags line the plaza in front of San Francisco City Hall following the Supreme Court's ruling on Prop. 8 in June, 2013.
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Rainbow flags line the plaza in front of San Francisco City Hall following the Supreme Court's ruling on Prop. 8 in June, 2013.

In 2000, superstar lawyers Theodore Olson, a Republican, and David Boies, a Democrat, faced off in the bitter partisan battle known as Bush v. Gore. Later, they joined forces across ideological lines to take up a monumental challenge: the fight for marriage equality. Olson and Boies' new book "Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality" outlines their journey from 2008 when California voters passed Prop. 8, to 2013 when its defeat in the Supreme Court allowed same-sex marriages to resume. They both join us in the studio.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • David Boies, lawyer and chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP and co-author of "Redeeming the Dream"
  • Theodore Olson, partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher who has argued over 60 high-profile cases in front of the Supreme Court and co-author of "Redeeming the Dream"

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