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Al Snyder

Snyder v. Phelps: In the Court of Public Opinion, Snyder Wins

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Legal scholars and others will agree or disagree on the fine points of the law, but in the battle for hearts and minds, Al Snyder won the day he took a stand.

Fred Phelps and a Tale of Two Matts

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

In the 12 years between Matthew Shepard's funeral, and a Supreme Court case about Matthew Snyder's funeral, Americans' attitudes toward their gay neighbors have changed. It seems the Phelps family are the only ones who haven't.