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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 26, 1978
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(Studio) Report on Saint Paul, Minnesota, voters' repeal of city ordinance prohibiting discrimination against homosexuals.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Saint Paul, Minnesota) Surprise factor in voting outcome examined. [Anti-gay rights leader Reverend Richard ANGWIN - thinks Minnesota residents are political liberal, but remain morally conservative.] [Pol. scientist G. Theodore MITAU - has no doubt that same result would happen if put up for vote in many other communities.] Mitau's questions re:constitutionality of gay rights issue outlined. [MITAU - says basic purpose of Bill of Rights was to take certain subjects from variations in pols. because one's civil liberties shouldn't be dependent on outcome of election] [ANGWIN - cites reasons he doesn't believe it's civil rights issue.] Heavy voter turnout mentioned.
REPORTER: Don Webster

Cronkite, Walter;
Webster, Don

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