ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 06, 1977
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(Studio) Miami, Florida, voters to go to polls Tuesday, with regard to proposed repeal of ordinance providing for nondiscrimination in jobs and hsing. for homosexuals.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Miami, Florida) Report on political-type campaigns of Anita Bryant and Save Our Children group and of gay rights movement with regard to controversy. (Anti-gay television ad shown; contrasts Orange Bowl Parade with San Francisco gay demonstration.) Gays avoid overt homosexuality, saying it's question of individual rights. [Gay rights leader Jack CAMPBELL - says there are homosexuals in every walk of life and Save Our Children has distorted views of gays.] Campbell's gay backing in campaign noted. Bryant and supporters say homosexuality isn't human right. [BRYANT - doesn't care if people are gay and keep to selves, but campaign has intensified because she and supporters feel there aren't human rights to corrupt children.] Miami law has produced fear that forced hiring of gays will occur. [Rev. F. William CHAPMAN - has told congregation he'd rather burn bldgs. than allow known gay to teach at church school, Northwest Christian Academy.] Gays say sexual preference is private and fears of corruption are groundless.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham
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