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One of the Most Prominent Marriage Equality Critics Dramatically Recants

By Steve Weinstein | Jun 24
In the most public way possible, an op-ed in the New York Times, David Blankenhorn, who has led the national fight against same-sex marriage, did a 180-degree turn, to the vocal regret of his allies on the Right.

Ted Olson’s Other Unlikely Partner: Wife Lady Booth Olson

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 20
Ted Olson astonished the world when he teamed up with onetime adversary David Boies to fight in court for the rights of gay and lesbian families. But Olson has another unlikely partner in his life: longtime Democrat Lady Booth Olson, his wife.

The Prop. 8 Federal Case: Summing Up the Proceedings

By Roger Brigham | Feb 25
With closing arguments to come, Roger Brigham, who was present in the courtroom during the testimony in the historic case against California’s Prop. 8 banning gay marriage there, talks to legal experts about the likely outcome.

Ted Olson Makes a ’Conservative Case for Gay Marriage’

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 12
Prominent conservative figure--and attorney for two of the plaintiffs in the case against Prop. 8--Theodore Olson has written an essay to explain his position on marriage equality for gay and lesbian families.

A New Head Scratcher: GOP Luminary Ted Olson Advocates for Marriage Equality

By Kilian Melloy | May 28
Two lawyers, once famously opposed, now have united to bring a federal suit against Proposition 8--and one of them is former Bush Solicitor General Ted Olson.

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