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San Francisco / Gay Rights Ordinance #257090

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 27, 1978
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(Studio) Miami voters' repeal of gay rights ordinance noted. San Francisco's consideration of gay rights ordinance reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) San Francisco's open attitude toward homosexuals and gay rights described; exs. cited, include election of city's 1st open homosexual to board of supervisors. Supervisor's name is Harvey Milk. Details of proposed ordinance given. [MILK - says many gays are closeted not because of hiring practices but for fear of losing jobs and that ordinance gives them protection.] Opposition to ordinance by spvr. Dan White noted. [WHITE - describes opposition to ordinance.] Bus. community reaction cited. [Pacific Telephone spokesperson David SHORT - states that company doesn't see law changing its approach to hiring practices.] Agreement of both pro- and anti-ordinance forces that repeat of Dade Cnty., Florida, events unlikely here noted.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

Kladstrup, Don;
Cronkite, Walter

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