NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 07, 2012
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(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court decision to hear 2 cases involving same-sex marriage examined; scenes shown of gay couples celebrating in Washington state; details given of the legal battle over California’s Proposition 8 and the challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies federal benefits to same-sex married couples; map shown of states that permit same-sex marriage. [Supreme Court expert Tom GOLDSTEIN- says the Supreme Court is going to say something about gay marriage for the first time ever.] [Gay widow Edie WINDSOR- reacts to receiving an estate tax bill because her marriage to Thea Spyer was not recognized.] [In June 2011, President OBAMA – opposes the federal government poking its nose into what states are doing.] [National Organization for Marriage Brian BROWN- supports marriage only between a man and a woman.]
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