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Supreme Court / Job Discrimination #108311

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 03, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Supreme Court decision on job discrimination against employees with contagious diseases reported

(DC: Tim O'Brien) Background to case brought by tuberculosis patient Gene Arline and implications for AIDS victims examined; details given, scenes shown. [ARLINE - recalls impact of ordeal.] Opinion of Justice William Brennan quoted on screen. Significance of ruling for Reagan administration and gay rights orgs. explained.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(San Francisco, California: Ken Kashiwahara) Job discrimination against AIDS victims such as Jason Swinney and possible implications of today's Supreme Court decision examined; details given, scenes shown. [SWINNEY - resents not being allowed to work.] [Gay rights attorney Katherine FRANKE, organization SPOKESPERSON - praise ruling.] [California OFFICIAL - disagrees.]

Jennings, Peter;
Kashiwahara, Ken;
O'Brien, Tim

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