The riveting inside
story of the Supreme Court’s landmark rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act
and Proposition 8—by the two lawyers who argued the case
On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States
issued a pair of landmark decisions, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act
and eliminating California’s discriminatory Proposition 8, thereby reinstating the
freedom to marry for gays and lesbians in California.
Redeeming the Dream is the story of how David Boies
and Theodore B. Olson—who argued against each other all the way to the Supreme
Court in Bush v. Gore—joined forces after that titanic battle to forge
the unique legal argument that would carry the day. As allies, they tell the
fascinating story of the five-year struggle to win the right for gays to marry,
from Proposition 8’s adoption by voters in 2008 to its defeat before the
highest court in the land in Hollingsworth v. Perry in 2013.
Boies and Olson guide listeners through the legal framing of
the case, making crystal clear the constitutional principles of due process and
equal protection in support of marriage equality while explaining, with
intricacy, the basic human truths they set out to prove when the duo put
state-sanctioned discrimination on trial.
Redeeming the Dream offers listeners an
authoritative, dramatic, and up-close account of the most important civil
rights issue—fought and won—since Brown v. Board of Education and Loving
v. Virginia. Download and start listening now!