Friday, December 7, 2012
What Americans For Equality Rights Has To Stay
Strange bedfellows, conservative Theodore Olsen (counsel to Presidents Reagan and George W. Bush) and liberal David Boies (who argued for Al Gore in Bush v. Gore before the Supreme Court) joined together to for AFER, American For Equality Rights, to overturn Proposition 8. Both found common ground in defending the right of lesbian and gay Californians to marry.
These two lawyers assembled a crack team to take the case of Perry v. California forward. Watching their arguments at the California Supreme Court and at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, both of which found Prop 8 unconstitutional, it is hard to imagine that the Supreme Court will overturn these rulings.