If you are a civil practitioner, particularly one with a mega-firm, you must read Adam Liptak’s article of April 11, in the New York Times. See Adam Liptak, The Case Against Gay Marriage: Top Law Firms Won’t Touch It, New York Times.
The refusal of top law firms to represent those who sincerely oppose gay marriage is, in my view, a stinking stain on our profession. Instead of referring to these factories as “white shoe” firms, better to call them “yellow shoe” firms for their abject cowardice. Shame on them.