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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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Mary Dunlap ... Herself - Attorney
Chai Feldblum ... Herself - Interviewee / Former Supreme Court Clerk
... 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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$125,000 (estimated)
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