CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 07, 1976
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(Studio) Supreme Court makes decision with regard to insurance programs.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Supreme Court today reverses rulings of 6 United States appeals courts and EEOC that exclusion of disability payments for pregnancy is sex discrimination and violation of Civil Rights Act. Supreme Court reviews suit with regard to women employees of General Electric, which provides insurance for all possible medical disabilities for men, but not pregnancy. [WOMAN - says companies should pay.] [GE employee Leo SMITH - says decision takes away women's benefits.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Susan ROSS - says decisions is disastrous for working woman; cites reasons.] Justice William Rehnquist's opinion noted.
REPORTER: Fred Graham
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