American Foundation for Equal Rights

Marriage crusaders ask Supreme Court to stand down

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post interviews AFER lead co-counsel Ted Olson about the recent filing asking the Supreme Court to not take the Perry case.

Olson reluctantly told the Supreme Court recently there was no reason to disturb the appeals court ruling, which effectively limits the right to marry to California and leaves the larger issue unresolved.

“It was with strong mixed emotions, and I think you can tell that” by reading the filing, Olson said in an interview.

“But in the end, we represent real, live people, and if the court doesn’t take the case, we’ve won and our clients and thousands of others in California can get married.”

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