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Theodore B. Olson is a Partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Washington, D.C. office and served as U.S. Solicitor General during the presidency of George W. Bush. One of the nation's premier appellate and United States Supreme Court advocates, he argued 62 cases in the Supreme Court, including Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case upholding the overturning of California's Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriages. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)At a time of intense division and acrimony in this country, we need to be reminded of what we stand for, what unites us, and the kind of people we aspire to be. That very inspiration comes to us in a timely movie that tells a true story of love, grit and determination by a single, lonely couple who, along with their courageous lawyers, convinced the US Supreme Court to overturn decades of institutionalized racism and hate.