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Theodore Olson: Making the conservative case for gay marriage

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As the trial over California’s ban on same-sex marriage gets underway in San Francisco this week in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger, plantiff’s attorney Theodore Olson has become an unexpected crusader for the rights of millions of gay Americans. Not ...

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Gay marriage on trial as landmark Prop 8 challenge opens in federal court

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The trial over California‘s ban on same-sex marriage opened Monday in San Francisco in a landmark case that could ultimately lead to a showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court. In opening statements challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the voter-approved ...

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Olson delivers opening remarks in Prop 8 legal challenge

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The federal trial challenging the constitutionality of California‘s Proposition 8, a voter approved ban on gay marriage, began Monday with an opening statement by attorney Theodore Olson, who with David Boies, is leading the legal team representing the plaintiffs in ...

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Considering Senate run, Ford changes his position on same-sex marriage

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In a sign that he’s considering considering challenging Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) in the Democratic primary, former Rep. Harold Ford Jr., (D-Tennessee) has gone on the record in support of same-sex marriage. Though he twice voted in favor of ...

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Supreme Court halts plan to broadcast Prop 8 trial on YouTube

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked a federal judge’s plan to broadcast the trial over California‘s ban on gay marriage by posting video on YouTube. Just an hour before the trial got under way Monday, the high court ...

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Prop 8 supporters appeal to Supreme Court to prevent broadcast of trial

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gay marriage opponents have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to step in and block video coverage a federal trial on the constitutionality California‘s ban on same-sex marriage. Attorneys defending Proposition 8 and its ban on same-sex marriage filed the emergency ...

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Lesbian Utah lawmaker a surrogate for gay couple

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Utah lesbian lawmaker, Rep. Christine Johnson (D-Salt Lake City) has announced she’s a surrogate mother, carrying a baby for two gay men. In April, Johnson (pictured) offered to be a surrogate for the Salt Lake County couple, her close friends, ...

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Prop 8 defendant asks to be released from suit, citing personal threats

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An outspoken gay marriage opponent, and one of five defendants in the case challenging California‘s Proposition 8, has asked to be removed from the lawsuit over fear the trial publicity that would endanger him and his family. Hak-Shing William Tam ...

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Portugal parliament votes in favor of gay marriage, rejects gay adoption

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Portugal’s parliament Friday approved plans to legalize gay marriage, less than three decades after revoking the country’s ban on homosexuality, but rejected proposals to allow same sex couples to adopt. The bill passed with limited public controversy in what has ...

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Seattle gay man attacked outside community center amid anti-gay slurs

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A man told police he was beaten Sunday night in the parking lot of the Seattle Filipino Community Center because he is gay, and ...

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