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Theodore Olson

Prop 8 Legal Duo Join Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Suit

Republican lawyer Theodore Olson and Democrat lawyer David Boies, who successfully prosecuted the constitutional challenge to California's ban on same-sex marriage, have joined a case in Virginia that could be a test case in the U.S. Supreme Court to establish the rights of same-sex couples to marry anywhere in the United States, the Washington Post reports. There are many challenges proceeding in many states in the wake of the Supreme Court rulings earlier this year striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and rejecting the standing of the petitioners seeking to keep California's ban intact. Olson and Boies like the Virginia litigation as a test case because Virginia not only bans same-sex matrimony but the recognition of same-sex unions from anywhere else, the Post also reported.

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