Prop. 8 Trial: The Legal Future of Same-Sex Marriage
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/10/20/Gay_Marriage_A_Debate David Boies, one of the high profile lawyers who filed the suit, discusses the Proposition 8 federal trial. Referring to the history of marriage precedents, Boies says the equal protection argument should also apply to legalizing same-sex marriage. ----- With a potentially precedent-setting legal challenge to California's Proposition 8 working its way through the federal court system, the National Constitution Center presents a timely program on the issue of same-sex marriage. Last November, California voters approved the Proposition 8 ballot measure, amending their state Constitution to ban marriages between same-sex couples. A lawsuit filed on behalf of two gay couples wishing to marry has attracted national attention. David Boies, one of the leading lawyers in the case, is joined in a conversation by Keith Boykin, Maggie Gallagher and Glenn Stanton. Margot Adler moderates. - National Constitution Center David Boies is the founder and chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP. He was named Lawyer of the Year by the National Law Journal and runner-up for Person of the Year by Time Magazine, served as Special Trial Counsel for the United States Department of Justice in its successful antitrust suit against Microsoft, and from 1991 to 1993 was counsel to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in efforts to recover losses for failed savings and loan associations. The author of numerous publications, he has taught at New York University Law School and Cardozo Law School.
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