Text of Ted Olson Opening Statement in Prop. 8 Trial

Trial on Unconstitutionality of Prop. 8 Began Today in U.S. District Court; Plaintiffs To Testify After Opening Statements

Text at http://www.equalrightsfoundation.org/news/text-of-ted-olsons-opening-statement-in-prop-8-trial-as-prepared/ ;

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Jan 11, 2010, 18:12 ET from American Foundation for Equal Rights

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 11/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal trial over the unconstitutionality of Proposition 8 began today with an opening statement by attorney Theodore Olson, who with David Boies is leading the legal team assembled by the American Foundation for Equal Rights to litigate the case, Perry v. Schwarzenegger. Opening statements will be followed by testimony from Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, who comprise two couples who wish to be married but who were denied marriage licenses because of Proposition 8.

After the opening statement David Boies gave the direct examination of Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami.

Please see the text of Olson's statement at: http://www.equalrightsfoundation.org/news/text-of-ted-olsons-opening-statement-in-prop-8-trial-as-prepared/

SOURCE American Foundation for Equal Rights