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US Supreme Court Upholds BSF’s Historic Win Declaring Same-Sex Marriage a Constitutional Right

June 26, 2013

In a landmark civil rights ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has found in favor of BSF and co-counsel at Gibson Dunn that backers of Proposition 8, the ban against same-sex marriage in California, lacked standing to appeal the district court's finding that the law was unconstitutional.  The Court’s ruling paves the way for marriages to resume in California, the nation’s most populous state, setting an important precedent and marking a key victory for the gay rights movement. As BSF Chairman David Boies stated on Bloomberg Television, the standing issue is key because it demonstrates that there is no harm being done to any parties when same-sex couples are allowed to marry the people they love.

Click here to watch Mr. Boies’ immediate reactions following this historic win. Further media coverage is below.

The Wall Street Journal, June 27, 2013
Historic Win for Gay Marriage
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324520904578553...

The New York Times, June 27, 2013
Supreme Court Bolsters Gay Marriage With Two Major Rulings
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/27/us/politics/supreme-court-g...

The New York Times, June 27, 2013
Court Follows Nation’s Lead
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/27/us/politics/with-gay-marria...

The New York Times, June 27, 2013
For California Couples, Uncertainty on Gay Marriage Turns From ‘If?’ to ‘When?’
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/27/us/politics/for-california-...

The San Francisco Chronicle, June 27, 2013
Gay-marriage rulings herald end to bans, experts say
http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Gay-marriage-rulings-h...

USA Today, June 27, 2013
Supreme Court gives big boost to same-sex marriage
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/06/26/suprem...

The Washington Post, June 27, 2013
Supreme Court clears way for same-sex marriage in California
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/supreme-court-clears-w...

CBS News, June 27, 2013
VIDEO: SCOTUS decisions: What's next in same-sex marriage fight
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50149766n

MSNBC: Mitchell Reports, June 27, 2013
VIDEO: David Boies and Ted Olson: Look to California for proof marriage equality is right
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/mitchell-reports/34510812#52331125...

The Los Angeles Times, June 26, 2013
Supreme Court rulings mark bold advance for gay marriage
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-court-ga...

Bloomberg, June 26, 2013
VIDEO: Boies Working on Marriage Equality in All 50 States
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/boies-working-on-marriage-equa...

Related Lawyers: David Boies, , Steven C. Holtzman, Rosanne C. Baxter, , Beko O. Reblitz-Richardson, Theodore H. Uno, Joshua Irwin Schiller, Meredith R. Dearborn, , ,

Related Practices: Constitutional Law and First Amendment / Mass Media, Litigation, Class Actions, Matrimonial and Family Law