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Odd Bedfellows May 29, 2009

Filed under: human rights,law — jj @ 5:43 pm

Lawyers Olson and Boies represented opposite opinions on the  2000 US presidential election.  But they are allies now on the subject of gay marriage. 

 

 

This is a soothing video to watch. 

 

2 Responses to “Odd Bedfellows”

  1. "J-Bro" Says:

    I am deeply concerned about Olson’s motivation for this, when it appears that the groups who have been working long-term on same-sex marriage are opposed to taking this battle to the Supreme Court. And they’re opposed with good reason, because the current Supremes are very likely to rule against it.

  2. jj Says:

    J-Bro, I was extremely surprised at being able to listen to Olson. So I share your suspiciousness. But if the supremes rule against it, won’t it be just where it is anyway? In the hands of the states? And in the meantime they get a lot of airtime saying that this should be outside of politics.

    I would have thought that if Olson has a motive, it’s to get the republican party to edge a bit away from the religious agenda, which is looking increasingly like a toxic alliance.


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