VIDEO: Rachel Maddow interviews Ted Olson and David Boies (plus Chad Griffin’s brilliant speech and “The Moment”)
August 5, 2010
By Eden James
Miss Rachel Maddow’s live interview with Ted Olson and David Boies on her show last night?
As MSNBC’s embed code has failed for us, here’s a YouTube version, courtesy of our friends at Firedoglake (and Teddy Partridge in particular):
Heads-up for Thursday: Paul Hogarth will be posting an analysis of the decision first thing in the morning and Adam Bink will be back to take the reins on the Prop 8 Trial Tracker as well as NOMTourTracker.com, as Maggie Gallagher, Brian Brown and NOM pull into St. Louis, Missouri for their next tour stop, now in full Red Dawn mode.
UPDATE BY EDEN (1:08 AM PST): OK, here’s one more Firedoglake-customized video for you night owls and early birds.
Ted Olson at the AFER press conference after the decision was announced, reminds us all why it’s so important that we bring what happened at the Prop 8 trial into the lives of Americans:
“We felt from the beginning that it was unfortunate that every American could not have seen this trial, seen the experts talk about the value of marriage, the history of discrimination, the value of equality, and all of the things that this case involves, including love and commitment and respect and decency and honor.”
Ted Olson and David Boies will share most of the spotlight for their pivotal role in making the Prop 8 decision possible. But, as we all know, there are thousands of people who have actively participated in advocating and agitating for marriage equality for years. These are the people that built the foundation for victory that Olson, Boies and the amazing AFER team are standing on.
Several of them are featured in this video, including Molly McKay, Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis of Marriage Equality USA, forces of nature in the fight for marriage equality in California and across the country. This video also includes Paul Hogarth, who writes for the Prop8 Trial Tracker. Paul is the guy who reads the announcement aloud after his phone fails to open the PDF of the ruling. If you recognize other participants in this video, share their names in the comments.
And if you’ve seen some videos that you want to share with the P8TT community, embed them in the comments for everyone to watch!