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CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 03, 1977
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(Studio) Issue of rights for homosexuals is hotly debated issue in Dade Cnty., Florida; singer Anita Bryant against gay rights activists. Vote re: repeal of 4-mo.-old law prohibiting job and hsing. discrimination to be held Tuesday
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Miami, Florida) [BRYANT - says homosexuality is sin.] [Gay rights activist Robert KUNST - says this is hate campaign under guise of Christian faith.] Details of controversy noted. Bryant and husband Bob Green have made and paid for television commercials; about 1/2 of volunteers at Save Our Children headquarters belong to same church as Greens. (TV ad shown.) Gays have downplayed homosexual aspect and emphasize human rights issue. (Gay right television ad shown.) Bryant forces talk of absolute truth and morality; gays are leaders of human rights movement [BRYANT - says her group's point is there are no human rights to corrupt their children.] [Gay rights leader Jack CAMPBELL - feels gays have no control over own situations and have same civil rights as anyone else.]
REPORTER: David Dick

Cronkite, Walter;
Dick, David

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