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Special (Gay Rights) #494128

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 02, 1977
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(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

Chancellor, John;
Francis, Fred

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