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Just Because Ted Olson Is In Favor of Gay Marriage Does Not Mean All of Conservative America Is Getting Behind It

Listen. It’s a great thing that Ted Olson, the attorney representing the plaintiffs in Perry, is supporting gay marriage — by trying the case, by speaking out in support of it, and spelling out how conservatives should support gay marriage. But we’re not buying Rachel Maddow’s argument that gay marriage issue is now, suddenly, becoming a cause célèbre for conservatives. “For all the anti-gay marriage conservatism activism, and agitation and political exploitation,” says the MSNBC host, before introducing Olson on the show, “something has happened in the past year that has brought the gay marriage issue back to its conservative roots, in a way.”