Gay couple in attack mailer urges suit to advance

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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2012 photo Tom Privitere, left, and his partner Brian Edwards pose at the federal courthouse in Denver with the engagement photo that was altered and used in a political campaign. The New York skyline was replaced with a winter scene. The couple and the photographer who took the photo, have filed a lawsuit over the misuse of the photograph. Attorneys for the gay couple are urging a federal court to let their lawsuit proceed despite claims that the use of the picture is protected free speech. The Southern Poverty Law Center says in a court filing in Denver federal court Monday that Edwards and Privitere are "innocent bystanders" whose copyrighted picture was stolen and misused.(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, file) Photo by