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Attorneys who won Supreme Court same-sex marriage case to discuss their book Monday, June 23

June 10, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Attorneys who joined forces to forge the legal argument that would carry the day for same-sex marriage in California, will discuss their book "Redeeming the Dream," at a book rap Monday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the First Amendment Lounge.

On 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, reinstating the freedom to marry for gays and lesbians in California.

David Boies and Theodore B. Olson tell the 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 Supreme Court in Hollingsworth v. Perry in 2013. "Redeeming the Dream" offers readers an authoritative, dramatic, and up-close account.

David Boies, selected by Time magazine in 2010 as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, has litigated some of the highest profile cases in recent history, including Westmoreland v. CBS, United States v. Microsoft, and Bush v. Gore. Theodore B. Olson, was selected as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine in 2010. He has argued 60 cases before the Supreme Court, including Bush v. Gore and Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

A book signing will follow the discussion.

Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members; $10 for the public. Registration is required here. The admission fee is waived for Club members who pre-order a copy of the book. The event is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute. Books must be purchased through the Club. No outside books or memorabilia permitted. All sales are final.