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HRC Hopes The Prop 8 Lawsuit It Never Wanted Filed Will Still Turn Out Awesome

You never really know with these things, and certainly we don’t have a crystal ball, but the facts are on our side, and the law is on our side, and we’re hopeful that the courts would see [our] side.

—Michael Cole, spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, on his suspected outcome of the federal Prop 8 trial. This is the same organization that last May joined other members of Gay Inc. (including GLAAD, ACLU, and NCLR) in a bitter letter arguing against the federal Perry lawsuit, writing in part, “Rather than filing premature lawsuits, we need to talk to our friends, family and neighbors, and help them understand why denial of the freedom to marry is wrong,” and, “[A]n unsuccessful challenge may delay marriage even longer, not only in California but in other states, and seriously damage the rights of LGBT people on many other important issues.” [via]