Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010
by PopMatters Staff
by Theodore B. Olson
Newsweek (9 January 2010)

“Together with my good friend and occasional courtroom adversary David Boies, I am attempting to persuade a federal court to invalidate California’s Proposition 8—the voter-approved measure that overturned California’s constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex.”


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