Together with David Boies, Ted Olson challenged California's Prop. 8, which banned gay marriage. In this conversation at the Commonwealth Club, he reflects on his work and what lies ahead for the gay marriage law at the Supreme Court.
Theodore B. Olsen
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Former U.S. Solicitor General (2001-2004)
Ted Olson, longtime conservative lawyer and a former Solicitor General of the United States under President George W. Bush, addresses his status among fellow Republicans now that he has taken on a role as a lead attorney in the case against California's Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the state.