Introduce yourselves to Tim and Tony, the plaintiffs in a case to overturn Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. If you are like me, you will watch this video and get a little bit teary at least twice, and at the end, you will determine that you’d really like to be friends with these guys.
Even better, Tim and Tony’s case has been joined by Ted Olson and David Boies, the team that took Proposition 8 all the way to the Supreme Court:
Olson said AFER was invited to join the case by attorneys for the plaintiffs, Norfolk residents Timothy Bostic and Tony London, whose marriage application was turned down, and Carol Schall and Mary Townley, who have a 15-year-old daughter and whose marriage in California is not recognized by the commonwealth.
Virginia is an “attractive target,” said Olson, who lives in the state, because its rejection of same-sex marriage and civil unions is so complete.
“The more unfairly people are being treated, the more obvious it is that it’s unconstitutional,” Olson said.
Olson and Boies, who were opposing counsel in the 2000 Supreme Court showdown in Bush v. Gore, received enormous attention when they teamed up to challenge California’s Proposition 8, which was passed by voters in 2008 to stop the same-sex marriages that the state’s high court had authorized.
Go get ’em, Ted and David.