Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, October 13, 2006 Page: 1 of 80
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Jack Borden fails
to file campaign
New York gover-
Spitzer speaks out
for gay marriage.
VOLUME 23 I ISSUE 22
Appellate level defeat
disappointing, but not
surprising, plaintiffs say
By Ann Rostow Contributing Writer
California's long-running marriage
equality cases entered a final phase on
Oct. 5, when a 2-1 majority on the
Court of Appeals
ruled against the
in several coordi-
The decision was
right on schedule,
three months after
oral arguments last July.
Jennifer C. Pizer, senior counsel in
the Western Regional Office of
Lambda Legal Defense and Education
Fund, called the ruling "a pit-stop on
the long road to justice, not a detour."
"We believe the Supreme Court
will find, as the trial court did, that
there is no room in California for a
'separate but equal' status that serves
only to stigmatize same-sex couples
and their children," Pizer said.
Lambda Legal, the ACLU, Heller
Ehrman LLP and the Law Office of
David C. Codell are co-counsel with
the National Center for Lesbian
Rights in the case.
Shannon Minter, legal director for
the- National Center for Lesbian
Rights, said plaintiffs and their attor-
neys have "always known this case
ultimately will be decided by the
California Supreme Court," and that
she is "confident the Supreme Court
will affirm the trial court's historic rul-
See MARRIAGE on PAGE 26
OCTOBER 113 I 2006
Workers put the finishing touches on the Legacy of Love Monument at the Triangle of Oak
Lawn Project, located at the intersection of Oak Lawn Avenue and Cedar Springs Road, on
Wednesday. The dedication ceremony for the beautification project — which has been
three years in the making — begins at 7 p.m. tonight on the east lawn of the Melrose
Hotel. At 7:30 p.m., the party moves across to the monument where former Dallas City
Council member Veletta Forsythe Lill will serve as emcee for the dedication ceremony, with
current Council member Angela Hunt participating as the lights are turned on for the first
time. The Lone Star Wind Orchestra will perform. For more information, see STORY, PAGE 6.
0 FRI Mostly Sunny 77°
Local News 6
National News 20
Infamous,' the new
Truman Capote biopic,
was shot in Texas.
Troy Breeding takes us
behind the scenes.
Cr^SAT Evening Showers 70/79
SUN Scattered Thunderstorms 43/58
Temperatures sneak back up into the low 80s, with winds from the
southeast at up to 10 mph. Rain sets in again on Saturday evening
and stays around through Monday.
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Construction closes part
of Cedar Springs Road
Project to rebuild bridge, update 40-year-old tollway
expected to take at least 5 months, officials say
By Lisa Rainey Staff Writer
Oak Lawn residents and visitors to
the entertainment district will likely
find themselves struggling with
increased traffic congestion in the
coming months, as the North Texas
Tollway Authority closes down a por-
tion of Cedar Springs Road through
next March for construction.
Temporary closures are needed in
order to demolish the Cedar Springs
Bridge, Tollway Authority officials
said, suggesting that drivers seek alter-
nate routes around the area.
Residents and businesses in the area
should also expect loud demolition
noise from heavy equipment for the
duration of the closure, officials said.
The Tollway Authority is closing
the southern portion of the Dallas
See TOLLWAY on PAGE 12
Construction is expected to keep all but one
lane of a section of Cedar Springs Road, at
the tollway bridge, closed for about five
Gay Republicans call
conservatives response to
' oley scandal shameful
Former congressman was only minimally involved with
Log Cabin Republicans, group's vice president says
By David Webb Staff Writer
Log Cabin Republican leaders have
come out swinging in the wake of the
scandal surrounding gay former
Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Foley's
sexually explicit e-mails to teenage
Patrick Sammon, executive vice
president of Log Cabin Republicans,
said anti-gay groups seem more inter-
ested in using the Foley scandal for
their political advantage than finding
out what happened and punishing the
"It has been shameful the way some
anti-gay organizations have been try-
ing to use this situation to score politi-
cal points," Sammon said in a tele-
phone interview. "They're trying to
use this situation and capitalize on it to
push an anti-gay agenda. They should
Sammon said the critics should be
focused on an investigation of wrong-
See LOG CABIN on PAGE 21
SMU alum Melvin Bell III
once imagined a career
in ballet or opera. Now
he's performing a very
difference kind of role:
Angel the drag queen in
Rent.' PAGE 46.
Chris Svalesen, gay chef
at Sage restaurant, has
some surprises in store
to lead him to victory at
the Annual Caesar
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