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Prop 8 lawyer says ‘marriage is most important right’ on ‘Colbert Report’

Last night on “The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert,” attorney David Boies sat down for an interview with host Stephen Colbert after a segment on the ongoing legal battle over the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8.

Boies, along with attorney Ted Olson, have argued that the state’s same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of free speech and due process. They represent two sets of plaintiffs suing the state over the ban.

A federal appeals court heard arguments last week after a district judge ruled the ban unconstitutional. The appeals court ruling is expected early in the New Year.

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Collections of small screen faves make great holiday gifts

As you gear up for holiday shopping, several gay favorite TV shows have released season compilations on DVD — perfect for snuggling on the couch and reliving your favorite scenes, or exploring a series that never made it to your radar screen before.

“Glee: The Complete First Season” (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment): “Glee” has become one of the third-rate network’s greatest assets. LGBT folks especially can’t get enough of the series, with gay bars all across the country regularly hosting “Glee” events on the nights that the program airs.

The irony that the anti-gay Fox should be home to one (make that two, if you include “American Idol”) of the gayest shows on television is not lost. That said, by the fourth episode of the insanely popular series, the gay issue is addressed with more sensitivity than one might expect when glee club member Kurt (out actor Chris Colfer) comes out to his father and to friend Mercedes (Amber Riley).

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'Alternative Perspectives' on WRFG FM gives a queer point of view on Atlanta's airwaves

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Fall Preview: LGBT characters on the small screen

There are a fair number of LGBT characters on TV this fall

The start of the fall television season bites for gay fans of HBO’s way homoerotic vampire series “True Blood,” which airs its season finale Sept. 12.

But there are still plenty of queer small-screen offerings for cozy nights in front of the TV, or boisterous evenings hooting at your favorites with friends.

Two of the hottest gay-inclusive new series on network TV last year — “Glee” on FOX and “Modern Family” on NBC — went head to head in the Aug. 29 Primetime Emmy Awards, with “Modern Family” taking home the statue for Best Comedy Series.