NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013
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(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The rulings striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage examined; scenes shown of the celebration outside the Court; opinions from Justice Anthony Kennedy & Chief Justice John Roberts quoted; courtroom sketches by Art Lien shown; details given about the challenge to DOMA from Edie Windsor. [WINDSOR, Prop 8 challengers Kris PERRY, Paul KATAMI- react.] [Voice of President OBAMA – congratulates Perry.] [National Organization for Marriage Brian BROWN- says this debate will go on.] [Supreme Court expert Tom GOLDSTEIN- assesses the rulings.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(New York: Anne Thompson) The reaction to the DOMA ruling that provides new protections & obligations to same-sex married couples featured; scenes shown of a toast at New York City’s Stonewall Inn; details given the impact on military couples. [Representatives Mark TAKANO, Louie GOHMERT- react.] [Soldier’s widow Tracy JOHNSON- comments on how she was treated after her wife Donna Rae Johnson was killed in Afghanistan.]
(West Hollywood, California: Mike Taibbi) The reaction of gay couples in California reviewed; scenes shown of gatherings in San Francisco and at the Equality California offices in West Hollywood. [Lt. Gov. Gavin NEWSOM- comments.] [Californians Alicia GUAJARDO, Jodie LAMBERT, Rose HOLBROOK- react.] [National Organization for Marriage Jennifer Roback MORSE- says we will not surrender.] The request from California attorney general Kamala Harris to vacate the stay noted.
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