As the story went, a big-time lawyer renowned for his dedication to LGBT rights and for arguing before the Supreme Court, argued to join Alicia and Diane to take on the case. But that’s where it got tricky. While the Lockhart and Gardner attorneys argued to win the battle to keep their client from doing hard time the big-time attorney was there to lose the battle and take the case to the Supreme Court to try to overturn DOMA.Liberal Politics Feminist News Gender
Throughout the episode inequality under DOMA was highlighted and spelled out, not by Alicia or Diane, but by the prosecuting attorney -- played by the great Brian Dennehy – making for a compelling mini history lesson for all of those viewers who might not otherwise understand why the hateful legislation is such a big deal to same-sex couples and the people who love them. If the story weren’t enough to tune into The Good Wife, did I mention that Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth played the judge while Dallas Roberts appeared as Alicia’s gay brother and another Tony winner, Stockard Channing, appeared for the first time as Alicia’s mom? This is seriously amazing television.