American Foundation for Equal Rights

The Advocate: Prop. 8 Legal Team Sets Sights on Va. Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum of The Advocate covers Bostic v. Rainey:

The so-called odd couple — a conservative lawyer who represented George W. Bush and his liberal opponent who represented Al Gore in the contested 2000 election — who helped strike down California’s Proposition 8 are now taking their legal prowess to Virginia to fight that state’s prohibition on marriage equality.

Ted Olson and David Boies, the bipartisan legal team who successfully argued Hollingsworth v. Perry, the Prop. 8 case, at the Supreme Court, have signed on to a pending federal case that aims to strike down Virginia’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, the American Foundation for Equal Rights announced today.

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