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September 16, 2012

The Republican lawyer fighting to overturn the Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage in California is coaching Republican Vice Presidential Candidate and marriage equality foe Paul Ryan for upcoming US election debates

One of the lead attorneys fighting the federal challenge to the state of California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage is helping to coach Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan to prepare for debates during upcoming US elections.

Theodore Olson, a Republican lawyer and supporter of marriage equality will stand in for the incumbent US Vice President Joe Biden during a series of behind-closed-doors mock debates with Ryan to prepare him for the real thing.

February 8, 2012

Both sides confident of victory before highest court in U.S.

The legal battle over California's Proposition 8 will likely not end with the ruling Tuesday (7 February) by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

The ruling will now most certainly be appealed by Prop. 8 proponents to the U.S. Supreme Court. The court can either decide not to hear the case and allow the ruling to stand, or set the stage for the ultimate legal battle over same-sex marriage.

February 7, 2012

Two couples share landmark court victory with their families

Kris Perry and Sandy Stier and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo share more than being the lead plaintiff's in the legal case to overturn California's Proposition 8.

Each admitted on Tuesday that growing up, getting married was something they dared not dream about.