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Ted Olson and David Boies: 'We're Trying to Bring Equality to Every State in the Union' — VIDEO

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Prop 8 attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson were in Austin yesterday at the LBJ Civil Rights Summit and spoke to Andrea Mitchell about the fight for marriage equality in Virginia (the case they're currently leading) and the other cases around the country.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

And here's a report on the summit from the Houston Chronicle:

"We're on the verge of establishing the equality of this group of American citizens," said David Boies, a noted attorney said during the opening session of the LBJ Civil Rights Summit. "The courts have said marriage is a fundamental right."

Echoed Theodore Olson, a former U.S. solicitor general: "This country is changing very rapidly, thank goodness," far faster than racial equality advanced in the era during which President Johnson signed into law the landmark Civil Rights Act in 1964, 50 years ago this month.

"The more than it is accepted that your sexcual orientation does not make you different," Olson said, "the more people realize gay and lesbian people are the same as everyone else."

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'Conservative Hero' Dr. Ben Carson Responds to Outrage Over Anti-Gay NAMBLA Remarks: VIDEO

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Conservative hero Dr. Ben Carson appeared to try to apologize for disgusting remarks he made earlier this week to Sean Hannity comparing gays to pedophiles and people who have sex with animals. Students at Johns Hopkins University, where he is slated to serve as commencement speaker, are petitioning for his withdrawal.

Said Carson to Andrea Mitchell, in a kind of Santorum-speak:

"As a Christian, I have a duty to love all people and that includes people who have other sexual orientations, and I certainly do, and never had any intention of offending anyone. What I was basically saying, and if anyone was offended I apologize to you, but what I was basically saying is there is no group — I wasn’t equating those things, I don’t think they are equal. If you asked me for an apple and I gave you an orange, you would say 'well that’s not an orange.' And then I’d say well there’s a banana…'that’s not an apple either.' And there’s a peach…'that’s not an apple either.' But it doesn’t mean that I’m equating the banana and the orange and the peach. In the same way, I’m not equating those things."

Watch Carson try to apologize, and the Hannity segment, AFTER THE JUMP...

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HRC President Chad Griffin Reacts to Obama Inauguration Speech: VIDEO

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HRC President Chad Griffin spoke with Andrea Mitchell about Obama's inaugural address:

"The President really has begun his legacy on this issue. This civil rights moment in our history. He has done that in his first term and it's now time to take it to the next step and to really fully bring about full and complete equality under the law. Because as long as our government discriminates, it gives license to everyone else to discriminate."

Griffin also talked about Chuck Hagel:

"We've accepted his apology with regard to what he said. I look forward to hearing how he plans to fully implement the repeal of DADT and bring about equal benefits to all our men and women serving in uniform in this country."

Mitchell also asks about DOMA, Prop. 8, and the Supreme Court.

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New HRC President Chad Griffin Discusses Harassment of LGBT Youth with Andrea Mitchell: VIDEO

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New Human Rights Campaign President Chad GRiffin appeared on Andrea Mitchell Reports yesterday to discuss a new report on the harassment of LGBT youth.

According to the report 54% of LGBT teens are verbally harassed, 1/3 aren't accepted by their families, 92% hear negative messaging about them, and 60% hear negative messaging from elected officials.

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