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Watch: Thomas Roberts on Paul Clement and the DOMA Defense


Thomas Roberts spoke with Politico's Josh Gerstein about Paul Clement's departure from King & Spalding and what it means for both Clement and the DOMA case. They also discuss the shift in attitudes toward gay rights, and the legal defense of anti-gay statutes.

Thanks to Thomas, who is often the only daytime (or nighttime in many cases) news anchor covering these issues, for the nice shout-out to Towleroad.


(clip via Igor Volsky at the Wonk Room)

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  1. shame on Clement...shame on the GOP pandering to the religious right....and shame on those involved in defending injustice

    Posted by: chris | Apr 26, 2011 12:58:18 PM

  2. Hey, towleroad got a nod in this video. Congrats.

    Posted by: Randy | Apr 26, 2011 12:59:43 PM

  3. Good quote from Mr.Roberts: "Where's the justice in defending injustice?"

    Posted by: jrex | Apr 26, 2011 1:03:46 PM

  4. Oh, snap! That was awesome! The interview was great, too :)

    Posted by: K | Apr 26, 2011 1:07:02 PM

  5. The Towleroad part came so suddenly. Excellent.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Apr 26, 2011 1:13:27 PM

  6. How much longer will LGBT Americans HAVE TO WAIT for Equality...5,10-20yrs..when?

    Posted by: Disgusted Gay American | Apr 26, 2011 1:17:40 PM

  7. Ah, yes, the Anti-Gay Boutique! Handmade laces, antique rings, and Hate!

    Posted by: Glenn I | Apr 26, 2011 2:03:33 PM

  8. I love that Thomas Roberts and Rachel Maddow are two of the smartest, sanest, honest and all-around best people in their entire field.

    Posted by: justme | Apr 26, 2011 2:35:40 PM

  9. See how important it is to have an out gay newsman?

    Are you watching, Anderson?

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Apr 26, 2011 2:36:34 PM

  10. Mr. Clement is attempting to re-created his own Johnny Cochran moment.

    Unfortunately, this will turn out to be a fatal professional error in judgement.

    I supposed that he could always play a younger J. Edgar Hoover

    Posted by: AllBeefPatty | Apr 26, 2011 3:02:29 PM

  11. from another CHC alum -- nice work!

    Posted by: rick | Apr 26, 2011 3:49:20 PM

  12. Our comments get read by news anchors.. ill try to be more articulate now lol.

    Posted by: Drew Murray | Apr 26, 2011 6:34:57 PM

  13. Well said!

    Posted by: wimsy | Apr 27, 2011 10:54:06 AM

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