NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 02, 1977
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.
(Studio) Homosexuals and Anita Bryant clash in Miami, Florida. with regard to gay rights.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Miami, Florida) Bryant heads Save Our Children group, which fights Dade Cnty. law protecting homosexuals in jobs and hsing.; group uses TV commercials to appeal to parental anxiety. (TV ad shown.) Supporters of law say it's question of human rights for all; in Miami Beach, they've told Jewish voters Bryant is dangerous. [MAN - cites feelings with regard to issue as human rights problem that could affect Jews.] [2nd MAN - doesn't want to be told he has to accept others' private actions in his private domain.] Some credit former Air Force sergeant Leonard Matlovich with advancing gay rights in US; he was discharged and now lives in Miami. [MATLOVICH - feels denial of same human rights in United States that he fought and was wounded for in Vietnam.] Bryant says no homosexual should have right to teach her 4 children; when accused of bigotry, she speaks of Christian love. [BRYANT - loves homosexuals and believes if they're willing to turn from sin, they can be ex-homosexual, as there are ex-murderers or ex-thieves.] Election is Tuesday
REPORTER: Fred Francis
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.