Bush v. Gore Foes Join to Fight Gay Marriage Ban

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May 27, 2009


"...David Boies and Theodore B. Olson appeared on the same team on Wednesday as co-counsel in a federal lawsuit.

"...Their mutual goal: overturning Proposition 8, California's freshly affirmed ban on same-sex marriage. It is a fight that jolted many gay rights advocates.

"...[V]eterans of the legal battles over same-sex marriage questioned the suit's timing, particularly when a conservative majority holds sway in the Supreme Court.

"'We think it's risky and premature,' said Jennifer C. Pizer, marriage project director for Lambda Legal in Los Angeles, adding that a loss at the Supreme Court level could take decades to undo."

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