David Boies said last night that it's a "dead certainty" that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the issue of same-sex marriage if a federal appeals court sustains the trial court's landmark decision overturning California's Proposition 8.
Following the Walker decision, gays from New York to California rejoiced over the decision, and were no doubt joined in celebration from the likes of Mark Foley, Larry Craig, Ted Haggard, Bob Allen and countless others.
On Tuesday, Judge Vaughn Walker issued a series of questions -- stunning in their breadth, complexity and essence -- for the parties to the federal Prop. 8 trial. Never in American history has homosexuality been on trial in this way.
Yesterday the president said, "The urgency of the hour demands that we fight discrimination, whatever form it may come." He's said the same thing more times than I can count. Martin Luther King Jr. talked the talk. He also walked the walk.
Few other issues whip the conservative media chattering class into a frenzy like the equality of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans. This unprecedented federal legal challenge is unlikely to be any different.
Those who make careers of raising and banking money by denying equal rights to others want to maintain total control over the media on the eve of the most historic civil rights case in at least a generation.
The two powerhouse lawyers who fought each other all the way to the Supreme Court to decide whether Al Gore or George W. Bush would become president are at it again, but this time they're fighting on the same side to defend marriage equality