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Sen. Chambers vs. Sen. Christensen, and Sen. Ashford vs. angry heterosexual supremacists tired of waiting to testify, was one Brian* something-or-other, a polite, cute and, at times, vaguely alarmed tax attorney who will probably think twice before ever again agreeing to testify before the Nebraska Unicameral.
If there's any lawyers out there, and any couple, we should get together and collaborate and try to force Nebraska to at least have the appearance of being civilized; a society that has evolved beyond the dark ages, the middle ages and the period of the inquisition and the burning of so-called witches.
*Actually, it was P. Brian Bartels of Omaha's FraserStryker, an attorney specializing in employee benefits, and the coauthor, with Daniel J Wintz, of Considerations for Employee Benefit Plans and Human Resource Practices Following United States v. Windsor, The Nebraska Lawyer, Sept./Oct. 2013.
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3:30 Mail-order minister and self-declared atheist Chambers trolls for lawyers to help him find a gay couple to marry so he can sue Nebraska for not granting a marriage license
3:44 Calls Nebraska backward, among other things
4:38 Recounts his lawsuit to get chaplain out of legislature
7:18 Sen. Christensen takes to the bait, expounds on "homersexuals"
10:26 Chambers talks about Thomas Jefferson and statutory rape, notes that like Washington, Jefferson and Patrick Henry, he also likes black women. (Chambers is black.)
13:22 Chambers drops the gay F-bomb
16:14 Chambers gets the
17:37 Sen. Christensen gets some payback from Chambers, who never forgets anything, over a stray comment he made at a previous hearing about a gay neighbor
22:20 Impatient heterosexual supremacists revolt, fearing that they won't get to testify by the 2 pm cutoff of the five-hour hearing, as there is no end in sight to Chambers' monologue; Judiciary Committee Chairman Brad Ashford quells the insurrection