CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013
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(Supreme Court: Jan Crawford) The legal challenge before the Supreme Court concerning the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in the state, featured; scenes shown of protestors in Washington; courtroom sketches by William Hennessy shown. [Supreme Court Justice Sonia SOTOMAYOR- asks why taking the case now is the answer.] [Attorney Charles COOPER- attempts to answer.] [Supreme Court Justice Samuel ALITO- says traditional marriage has been around for thousands of years while same-sex marriage is new.] [Supreme Court Justice Elena KAGAN- asks what harm Cooper sees in same-sex marriage.] [Supreme Court Justice Antonin SCALIA- says same-sex marriage opens the door for same-sex couples to adopt.] [Supreme Court Justice Anthony KENNEDY- talks about children already being raised by same-sex couples.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(San Francisco: John Blackstone) The history of Prop 8 examined; scenes shown of a couple at home and of couples marrying in San Francisco. [Sunnie KAUFMANN-PAULMAN- says she hopes she and her partner can marry.] [Tori KAUFMANN-PAULMAN- says people got married even when they knew the chance could be taken away.] [MAN – says “I do” to his spouse.] [Archbishop Salvatore CORDILEONE– says only a man and a woman can produce children.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The upcoming legal challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act noted.
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