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Prop. 8 Plaintiff Lawyer Ted Olson Says GOP Will Be Pro-Gay

Ted Olson, the former solicitor general to George W. Bush and one of two lead attorneys to successfully take down Proposition 8 at the Supreme Court, is turning his efforts towards making the Republican party pro-gay. 

He spoke to reporters at the Washington, D.C. premiere of HBO's The Case Against 8.

From U.S. News & World Report:

Olson also isn’t willing to play political prognosticator, though he said we’d eventually see a GOP presidential candidate who is pro-gay marriage.

“That’s another one I don’t want to predict, but it’s just a matter of time; I’ll do everything that I can to help make that happen,” said the superlawyer, who walked the red carpet at Monday night’s Washington screening of the new HBO documentary, “The Case Against 8.” 

“Everybody in this country is moving in the right direction … but conservatives, more and more conservatives, more and more Republicans, and more people who are a little older, are starting to see the rightness of the issue,” Olson said. “And when they see this HBO documentary, which is beautifully, beautifully done, you cannot walk away from this film and not be convinced that this is the right side to be on.”

We actually tend to agree with Olson. The Republican party can't continue to sustain itself being officially anti-gay for long. How long until we see Republican presidential candidates and the party in general supporting the gay community?


What's the difference between a southern Democrat and a Republican? Anyone?

It IS possible to be on the right side of the political spectrum AND on the right side of history.

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