Today, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a landmark case challenging the constitutionality of California’s ban on gay marriage. The California case, brought by Supreme Court superstars Ted Olson and David Boies, was designed from the beginning to obtain a bold, revolutionary ruling by the justices declaring gay marriage a constitutional right.
If Olson and Boies – who famously went head-to-head in the notorious Bush v. Gore case – win, it could mean that all bans on gay marriage, everywhere in the country, will be overturned. Gays and lesbians from Beverly Hills to Bangor will finally enjoy an equal right to marry the person they love.
Yet don’t count on a game-changing decision too quickly. It’s more likely that Olson and Boies’s blockbuster will end with a whimper.
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