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Download  Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ The riveting inside story of the Supreme Court's landmark rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 by the two lawyers who argued the caseOn June 26 2013 the Supreme Court ofE legal framing of the case making crystal clear the constitutional principles of due process and eual protection in support of marriage euality while explaining with intricacy the basic human truths they set out to prove when the duo put state sanctioned discrimination on trialRedeeming the Dream offers listeners an authoritative dramatic and up close account of the most important civil rights issue fought and won since Brown v Board of Education and Loving v Virginia. This caught my eye at the library last week Proposition 8 is the first time I remember feeling really passionate about an issue and I was so upset when it passed I recently read Homophobia A History and I think that book primed me to read this bookGiven that it did involve my state and it's such a huge issue and was resolved two years ago I really wanted to know and felt that I should know Marriage euality is in front of SCOTUS again this yearI was amazed at how little I knew about this issue The book walks you through the two attorneys who went against each other in Bush v Gore; fascinating and a lot of information about why they chose this fight deciding to make a case through the initial case the appeals court and SCOTUS There is of course a good deal about SCOTUS in the book but there is a whole lot about crafting the arguments and bringing the case to trial in San Francisco I also don't think I knew a lot about how a case moves through the different stages and this book really set out the steps for meAn amazing uotation from this book Gay and lesbian individuals often find themselves in discussions that heterosexual people rarely if ever have to confront Even the most supportive family friends and acuaintances want to know about the nature of their personal experience with the sexual orientation and this is doubly true whenever a controversy like Prop 8 arises Just as an African American may be asked by whites to explain 'the African American point of view' or 'the African American experience' a lesbian will often find herself in the uncomfortable position of being asked to speak for lesbians in general For some individuals such discussions can become awkward when they veer into subjects like 'When did you know you were attracted to someone of the same sex' or 'Does your family accept you' Particularly when posed by someone who seeks to deny you eual rights such uestions can be infuriating p 109I've learned a lot about California's Proposition 8 and the ensuing court battles I have a much better understanding of court procedures I wish they'd televised the trial because it sounds absolutely amazing I understand the major arguments The book was extremely well written There was a lot of good description explanation of different terms and practicesVery engaging read and I highly recommend it

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The riveting inside story of the Supreme Court's landmark rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 by the two lawyers who argued the caseOn June 26 2013 the Supreme Court of the United States issued a pair of landmark decisions striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and eliminating California's discriminatory Proposition 8 thereby reinstating the freedom to marry for gays and lesbians in CaliforniaRedeeming the Dream is the story of how David Boies a. I received this book free through Goodreads' First Reads programRedeeming the Dream details the road to the Supreme Court in the fight against California's Proposition 8 which banned same sex marriage The authors who were the lead attorneys for the plaintiffs in the case do an excellent job of introducing the key players in funding the effort and the reasoning that lead to the decision to bring in the attorneys known for opposing each other in Bush v Gore as well as explaining why they took the case The latter point I found especially enlightening and may make for a good read for especially conservative readers given that one of these authors worked for two Republican PresidentsThe book details the decisions and preparation that lead up to the case with clear explanations of the decision making process When legal terms and traditions appear they are thoroughly explained Even some of the things that many would either take for granted or assume have little importance are often treated to insightful explanations that help the reader's understanding of the legal process such as the order in which arguments are presentedThe book is split roughly into thirds 1 preparing for the initial trial2 the trial3 the appeals and challenges to the ruling in the trial including the final hearing in the Supreme Court and its aftermathMost of the primary arguments for the case are developed in the first third of the book For this reason and because the book is detailing a series of appeals they begin to feel a bit repetitive towards the middle of the final third of the book Still there is some variation on the theme and each new judge brings different uestions and tends to be asking for support for the case before themThe portion covering the initial trial goes into detail covering how the witnesses for the defense of Proposition 8 were handled It also covers the options the judge had available in determining the burden of proof for the plaintiffs as well as what was reuired of the defenseOverall I found this book to be a rare insight into the workings of some of the most famous courts in the nation The authors managed to not only do this in a way that is easy to read but also made their case to the reader that this issue truly is important and could very well lead to a vast improvement in the lives of thousands or someday millions of Americans as well as others throughout the world

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Redeeming the Dream The Case for Marriage EqualityNd Theodore B Olson who argued against each other all the way to the Supreme Court in Bush v Gore joined forces after that titanic battle to forge the uniue legal argument that would carry the day As allies they tell the fascinating story of the five year struggle to win the right for gays to marry from Proposition 8's adoption by voters in 2008 to its defeat before the highest court in the land in Hollingsworth v Perry in 2013Boies and Olson guide listeners through th. The fight against the hateful and discriminatory Prop 8 has just been fascinating to me I inhaled “Forcing the Spring” by Jo Becker a few weeks ago which was FABULOUS – and then as I started to hear interviews with the authors of this book – I knew I had to read this nextI do have to admit that I had to file away Ted Olson’s involvement in Bush v Gore and Citizen’s United I stuck with my admiration of his strong involvement in the fight for marriage uality – despite probably being verbally eviscerated by most of those in his political party His ability to go against what had to be strong opposition of many who knew or worked with him was very impressive “We should each in his own way have a personal council of elders – a board of directors a collection of a few individuals available individually or collectively with whom to consult on important decisions Making decisions in isolation seldom produces the best results And that body of wise people should include persons who think differently from us or have different backgrounds We all too often consult only with people who give us the answer we want to hear or the answer that they think we want to hear”This book was detailed and interesting – walking the layperson through a very complex series of legal moves and lengthy trials The reader is able to connect to the main players as we are drawn into their lives and into this long and emotional process for eualityThe description of the scene after Prop 8 was declared unconstitutional in CA almost brought me to tears “This was one of those once in a lifetime events that defy simple description Couples had their arms around one another families had brought their children and dogs Everyone seemed to be weeping with joy appreciation for the judge the Constitution the rule of law and all of us involved in the case Proposition 8 had been recognized for what it was – a shameful menacing dark cloud over all of their lives And now it was one step closer to oblivion One could not look out at those people with hope and love in their eyes and hearts – for one another and for their future – and not ache for them to soon see the day when their dream of freedom and euality would finally and fully be redeemed by their government”The work Ted Olson and David Boiesand the plaintiffs in the caseand so many other thousands if not millions of people have done in this fight awes and inspires me This book is a testament to some of the most transformative aspects of that fight