Theodore Boutrous Jr. told Stephanie Miller on Friday that “everything is trending in the right direction” on gay marriage.

Boutrous is part of the legal team challenging the constitutionality of California's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.

On Thursday, a 3-judge Boston appeals court unanimously upheld a lower district court's ruling declaring unconstitutional the heart of DOMA – Section 3, which bars federal agencies from recognizing the legal marriages of gay and lesbian couples.

Boutrous appeared on The Stephanie Miller Show to discuss the impact of the decision.

“I think that everything is trending in the right direction,” he said. “The states rights part of the decision I don't think suggests anything about states being able to ban same-sex marriage. I think some of the opponents of marriage equality have been saying that. I don't think it does that.”

“If you look at what's happened over the last couple of weeks, you've had President Obama saying he personally favors marriage equality, you had Colin Powell, a couple of weeks ago Chris Wallace from Fox News said he now understands why same-sex marriage should be permitted.”

“If you look at how it has been a bipartisan wave, really. And so I think that helps us in the courts, it helps us in the public. I think tremendous progress has been made in having Republican appointees, Democrat appointees say this violates the constitution.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)