Ted Olson and David Boies partner up. Opening statement today, with one small section below:

First — Marriage is vitally important in American society.

Second — By denying gay men and lesbians the right to marry, Proposition 8 works a grievous harm on the plaintiffs and other gay men and lesbians throughout California, and adds yet another chapter to the long history of discrimination they have suffered.

Third — Proposition 8 perpetrates this irreparable, immeasurable, discriminatory harm for no good reason. … read on

Nothing is more basic than being able to commit to your partner. It doesn’t matter the gender or sexual persuasion. It’s fundamental to our very soul nature to reach out and have the choice of this emotional, physical and spiritual realization. It’s flatly un-American to deny it to anyone.