Ted Olson's file

Theodore "Ted" Olson is a former U.S. solicitor general and Republican attorney who argued for George W. Bush in Bush v. Gore. He has emerged an advocate of same-sex marriage, arguing against California's Proposition 8 before the Supreme Court.

Recent stories featuring Ted Olson

Fact-checking claims about same-sex marriage

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments about same-sex marriage bans. PolitiFact has fact-checked multiple claims related to the topic.

Checking gay marriage claims across the country

For the first time, a legally-permitted gay marriage ceremony took place in Texas today, though that legality is under challenge by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton as we type.


We're sharing the Austin American-Statesman's exclusive video of the Austin ceremony here as we recap Truth-O-Meter rulings on statements about marriage.