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Supreme Court / Same-Sex Marriage / Proposition 8 #1048074

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced; poll results shown.

(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.

Pelley, Scott;
Crawford, Jan;
Blackstone, John

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