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Marriage Litigation Strategy: From John Lawrence to Kristin Perry

BY ARI EZRA WALDMAN With certain gay media outlets fanning its flames, a false fracas is unfolding about Lawrence v. Texas. It is creating an issue out of nothing and, as a result, it is obscuring the undisputed good work...
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