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Claiming the Title: Gay Olympics on Trial (2009)

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In 1982, a San Francisco athletic group tries to hold a "Gay Olympics," instigating what will ultimately become a battle at the U.S. Supreme Court and a challenge over the place of gays and lesbians in American society.

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Credited cast:
Mary Dunlap ...
Herself - Attorney
Chai Feldblum ...
Herself - Interviewee / Former Supreme Court Clerk
Linda Greenhouse ...
Herself - Interviewee / New York Times reporter
Nan Hunter ...
Herself - Interviewee / Georgetown Law Professor
Lisa Keen ...
Herself - Interviewee / Journalist
Shawn Kelly ...
Himself - Interviewee / Gay Games organizer
Alex Kozinski ...
Himself - Interviewee / Chief Judge, Ninth Circuit
Maureen Mason ...
Herself - Interviewee / Attorney
Susan McGreivy ...
Herself - Interviewee / Olympic swimmer
Tom Waddell ...
Himself - Founder, Gay Games (as Dr. Tom Waddell)
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In 1982, a San Francisco athletic group tries to hold a "Gay Olympics," instigating what will ultimately become a battle at the U.S. Supreme Court and a challenge over the place of gays and lesbians in American society. The Supreme Court is widely viewed as the country's chief defender of civil rights. Yet its long-hidden struggle with demands for gay equality points to a more complicated reality. The inner workings of the Court are exposed, revealing an institution and individual justices - real people with human emotions and deeply felt assumptions - divided and in conflict. Former Olympian Dr. Tom Waddell founds the Gay Olympic Games, an international sporting event meant to nurture a healthy self-image for gays and lesbians while publicly affirming positive examples of homosexuality. The U.S. Olympic Committee, however, doesn't want the words "gay" and "Olympics" combined. Despite a long history of disparate groups adopting the Olympic name - from Special Olympics and Police ... Written by Robert H. Martin

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23 June 2009 (USA)  »

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