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    Scott Wooledge, cany, Ms Citizen
    "Today we put fear and prejudice on trial," Martin Sheen, playing prosecutor Theodore Olsen, says to the recreated courtroom. With his trademark crystalline elocution and paternal manner, Sheen channels all the moral authority he earned during his tenure as the West Wing's president Josiah Bartlett. "How does preventing same sex couples from getting married advance the interest of procreation [of a straight] married couple," he asks the defence team pointedly.

    Judge Vaughn Walker, played by Pitt, also puts the question to the defence. "What empirical evidence do you have?"

    The response from defence attorney, David Thompson, played by Kevin Bacon, "I … I don't know."

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