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LGBT Groups Give Obama High Grades for Considering Two Lesbians for High Court

Date:

05/08/2009

5/8/2009


"...Rumors surfaced this week that two highly qualified lesbians had made President Barack Obama's initial list to replace Justice David Souter.


"...Jon Davidson, legal director for the LGBT advocacy group Lambda Legal, is hopeful that Obama's views on gay marriage will eventually 'evolve' and that he will embrace the gay movement as a civil rights issue.


"'Considering two lesbians for the highest court 'is not exactly like breaking the ceiling,' he told ABCNews.com. 'It's more like entering the gate.'


"...'The fact that being gay or lesbian is no longer a disqualifying factor for being considered to being appointed to the highest court is dramatic progress.'"


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