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A Defense of Marriage 

An opportunistic lawyer hopes to turn Alicia's case into a test case to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, and Alicia's mom comes to town needing help to challenge her late husband's pre-nup.

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Cary Agos
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Kalinda Sharma
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Zach Florrick
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Grace Florrick
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Will Gardner
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Diane Lockhart
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Bucky Stabler
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David Lee
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Judge Claudia Friend
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Owen Cavanaugh
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Diane and Alicia represent Dale Lamborn who is in Federal Court accused of embezzlement and filing fraudulent tax returns. A key piece of prosecution evidence is a taped conversation between Lamborn and his same-sex spouse. Diane and Alicia argue that it should be excluded as it is a confidential communication with a spouse. The prosecution, lawyer Bucky Stabler, argues that the Defense of Marriage Act does not recognize same sex spouses. Into the fray comes high-profile lawyer Jeremy Breslow, a strong advocate of same sex marriage. It's not clear to Diane and Alicia that he has Lamborn's best interest at heart. Meanwhile, Alicia's mother shows up once again widowed - he was her third husband - but in need of legal advice as she has been disinherited. Thanksgiving dinner proves to be just a bit too stressful. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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25 November 2012 (USA)  »

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Bucky talks about being stuck with the defence of marriage act for the next decade, in real life the act was overturned by the Supreme court around 7 months after this episode aired and in 2015 the court ruled that same sex marriage be legal in all 50 states. See more »

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Veronica Loy: I always liked Jewish men. I always thought a penis never looked quite right unless it was circumcised.
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It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
Words and Music by Billy Mayhew (as Billy Mahew)
Performed by Fats Waller
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