LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two of the nation's top litigators who opposed each other in the Bush v. Gore election challenge in 2000 have joined forces to seek federal court intervention in California's gay marriage controversy.
Theodore B. Olson and David Boies have filed a U.S. District Court lawsuit on behalf of two gay men and two gay women, arguing that the California constitutional amendment eliminating the right of gay couples to marry violates the U.S. constitutional guarantee of equal protection and due process.
Olson said Tuesday that he hopes the case will wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The lawsuit seeks a preliminary injunction against California's Proposition 8 until the case is resolved.
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