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Monday, June 14, 2010

wow, i didn't know this about olson

 i'm not really sure of his reasons (not quite buying what he's saying) but at least he's trying to assist in getting stupid homophobic laws tossed out (and allowing same sex marriages in all states IN)

Olson surprises many conservatives by seeking to overturn gay-marriage ban
Washington Post Staff Writer 

Cocktails had been served on the terrace, the ubiquitous Washington buffet of tenderloin and salmon consumed, and the gay law students settled in to hear from the famed legal mind who is leading the battle to make sure they have the right to marry whomever they want, wherever in the United States of America they live.
But first, an introduction: The assembled were reminded of Theodore B. Olson's sterling conservative credentials; about his loyal service in President Ronald Reagan's Justice Department; that he was President George W. Bush's solicitor general; that perhaps the crowning achievement in his gaudy career as a Supreme Court advocate was persuading five justices to stop the vote counting in Florida in the 2000 election and acknowledge that Bush had won.
So far, so quiet. But then Olson took the microphone, and began to describe his crusade to overturn California's Proposition 8 and establish a constitutional right for same-sex marriage...................

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