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romantico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 08:50 AM
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NEWSWEEK: The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage
I can not stand the man, but agree with hi 100% on this issue. Imagine, Ted Olson is for gay marriage and Barack Obama is not.

From this week's Newsweek, a challenge to American conservatives by Ted Olson, the conservative half of the duo of heterosexual power lawyers taking our case to the Supreme Court.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/229957/page/1
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 09:34 AM
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1. K&R - this quote needs to go to GD-P
Edited on Mon Jan-11-10 09:38 AM by PVnRT
"We do not tell persons who have a legitimate claim to wait until the time is "right" and the populace is "ready" to recognize their equality and equal dignity under the law."

Huh. A conservative Republican has managed to figure it out.

Tweeted and Facebook'd (yes, I know that isn't a real world). This an article that more people need to read.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 12:36 PM
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2. I keep trying to post it
but FB is hanging me up! Will get it sometime or the other. It will be interesting to see what kind of response it gets there.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 01:27 PM
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6. That.is.amazing.
"We do not tell persons who have a legitimate claim to wait until the time is "right" and the populace is "ready" to recognize their equality and equal dignity under the law."
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 05:03 PM
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3. ... Olson is the godfather of the conservative legal movement, having been in the room for the
founding of the influential conservative group the Federalist Society. His former law partner is one-time independent counsel Ken Starr, who argued in favor of upholding Proposition 8 before the California Supreme Court in March. Olson represented Ronald Reagan during the Iran-Contra investigation. A prominent Clinton-basher during the 1990s, Olson helped prep Paula Jones lawyers for their Supreme Court appearance that resulted in her sexual harassment lawsuit proceeding against a sitting presidentand that ultimately led to the whole Monica Lewinsky debacle. Olson was heavily involved in the "Arkansas Project," Pittsburgh billionaire Richard Mellon Scaifes effort to funnel nearly $2 million through the American Spectator magazine to pay private investigators to dig up dirt on the Clintons ... Olson has used his formidable skills to defend (unsuccessfully) the Virginia Military Institutes decision to exclude women and to undo affirmative action policies in publicly funded law schools. And of course, he represented George W. Bush during the 2000 election fight that went all the way to the Supreme Court ...

Gay Rights Groups to Ted Olson: Thanks, but No Thanks
Why gay-marriage backers dont want the conservative lawyer to challenge Prop 8.
By Stephanie Mencimer
Thu May. 28, 2009 8:21 AM PDT
http://motherjones.com/politics/2009/05/gay-rights-grou...
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 07:42 PM
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4. his wife barbara was killed in the plane that flew into the
Edited on Mon Jan-11-10 07:42 PM by jonnyblitz
Pentagon on 9-11. that might be mentioned in the article you linked to, I didn't click on it yet. I remember her on all the political talk shows in the 90's going on about the evil Clintons. She was a nicer version of Ann Coulter.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 01:25 PM
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5. I find it hard to believe anyone on DU would ever refer to anyone else as
a "Clinton-basher." :rofl:
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DeadEyeDyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 01:25 AM
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7. what if someone supported Gay Rights on the
princdiple of absolute indivual rights and nothing else?
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nomorenomore08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 02:57 PM
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8. I think that's kinda sorta what Olson's doing here...
:shrug:
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