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Gays in the Military / Clinton / Reaction #144182

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 29, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) President Clinton's compromise agreement on ending the ban on gays in the military featured; tenets of compromise outlined. [CLINTON - outlines a policy.] [Senator Sam NUNN, Human Rights Campaign Fund Tim McFEELEY - offer views on the agreement.] Point made that Clinton and Nunn will have to deal with the problem again in six months noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Impact the six-month compromise agreement will have on the military examined. [Marine sergeant Justin ELZIE - admits he is a gay who opposes discrimination.] Options still open to the military in dealing with gays outlined. White House decision not to appeal the decision in the case of gay sailor Keith Meinhold noted. [MEINHOLD - reiterates that gays and lesbians can serve in the military.] Reaction of Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell to Clinton's decision noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Beth Nissen) Reaction of gays and lesbians brought up by the gays in the military issue featured. [POWELL, Senator Robert DOLE, Clinton communications director George STEPHANOPOULOS, MARINE, Senator Dan COATS - state opinions on gays.] [In a group, four GAYS - express their feeling about public statements being made about them.]

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Nissen, Beth;
Zelnick, Bob

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