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Proposition 8 Foes Make Odd Couple

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Proposition 8 Foes Make Odd Couple

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Proposition 8 Foes Make Odd Couple

Proposition 8 Foes Make Odd Couple

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David Boies and Theodore Olson might be one of those couples that make outsiders do a double-take. The two top attorneys were on opposite sides in the Bush vs. Gore case, which decided the 2000 presidential election. Olson is a former U.S. solicitor general under President George W. Bush. Boies has not only represented Al Gore, but Napster, the New York Yankees and Michael Moore.

But Boies and Olson have joined forces to challenge the validity of Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure passed by California voters that prohibits same-sex marriages in the state. They talk with host Scott Simon about the validity of the measure and why they want to overturn it.