NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013
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(Washington: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court's consideration of California’s Proposition 8 that bans gay marriage examined; scenes shown of demonstrations; courtroom sketches by Art Lien shown; taped voices of Justices Elena Kagan, Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy and Chief Justice John Roberts played. [Plaintiff Paul KATAMI, lawyer challenging Prop 8 Theodore OLSON, lawyer for Prop 8 Andrew PUGNO- express views.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles: Kristen Dahlgren) The shift in public opinion on gay marriage examined; details given about the role of television; clips from “Will and Grace” and “Modern Family” shown; "Wall Street Journal"/NBC News poll findings cited. [Georgia State University professor Greg LEWIS- says the combination of knowing gay people personally and through the media are convincing people that gay people are people.] [Colorado resident Jeana CAPEL-JONES- says marriage is an institution that is between a man and a woman.] Partners Christine Hershey and Susan Van Horn shown.
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