03/28/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dean Facing Lawsuit Against DNC Over Firing Of Gay Director

As if dealing with a protracted Democratic presidential primary fight and the Michigan and Florida delegate debacles weren't enough, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean had to spend two days this month getting deposed in a nasty lawsuit that has roiled the DNC and the gay community.

Two Thursdays ago, on March 6, Dean did a flurry of early morning television interviews on the political news du jour - the race for delegates and taking on Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the general election - before heading to the law offices of Bernabei & Wachtel for the start of a 6 ½ hour grilling about why he authorized the firing of the DNC's gay and lesbian outreach director, Donald Hitchcock.

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