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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Theodore B. Olson
Religious fervor collided with secular ambition this week as the stakes in the gay marriage battle were laid bare in dramatic testimony before the Supreme Court.
The 2-1 ruling from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals "stands as a testament that all Americans are created equal and denying loving gay and lesbian couples the opportunity to marry is indefensible," said Theodore B. Olson, one of the lead attorneys for the gay couples in Bostic v. Schaefer.
Proposition 8, Mr. Olson said, "walls off" marriage from gay and lesbian couples, "labeling their most cherished relationships as second-rate, different, unequal and not OK."