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Prop 8 On Trial: David Boies Attacks Proponents' Arguments

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/08/05/overturning_Prop_8_David_Boies Attorney David Boies, a head litigator for the team seeking to overturn Prop 8, recalls one of his favorite moments from the recent trial: the questioning of Dr. Tam, an anti-gay marriage advocate. Boies compares gay marriage bans to racial discrimination, and describes arguments for Prop 8 as "beyond reason" and inherently contradictory. ----- David Boies has been deeply involved in some of the most prominent legal disputes of the past two decades. From serving as special counsel to the Justice Department in the United States v. Microsoft trial to representing Vice President Al Gore in the Bush v. Gore case following the 2000 presidential election, Boies' legal experience is extensive and varied. Currently, Boies and former Solicitor General Theodore Olson are working to overturn California's Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage. In a recent interview with Salon.com, Boies asserted that overturning this legislation will "improve the lives of gay and lesbian couples...it will not in any way harm heterosexual marriage." In 2010, Boies was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. Boies will provide a behind-the-scenes look at his most well-known cases, including Prop. 8, and provide insight into what it takes to challenge the status quo and make legal history. - Commonwealth Club of California David Boies is a lawyer and Chairman of Boies, Schiller and Flexner. He has been involved in various high-profile cases in the United States. Following the 2000 U.S. Presidential election, he represented Vice President Al Gore in the lawsuit Bush v. Gore. On June 24, 2009, Boies joined former Solicitor General Theodore Olson, the opposing attorney in Bush v. Gore, in the lawsuit Perry v. Schwarzenegger seeking to overturn the state of California's Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage.
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