CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 10, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) San Francisco, California, federal appeals court reported ruling US Army's barring homosexuals from duty unconstitutional. Report introduced.
(DC: David Martin) Perry Watkins reported challenging Army's authority to dismiss homosexuals. [WATKINS - comments on Army's argument.] Fed. court's ruling illustration [National Gay Task Force spokesperson Jeffrey LEVI - praises ruling.] No. gays serving in armed forces given. [Gay rights attorney Thomas STODDARD - says gays are entitled to enjoyment of rights.] Army's discharge record on basis of homosexuality noted. Ruling's impact discussed. Watkins' case outlined. Justice Department reported appealing to Supreme Court
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