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Campaign `78 / Gay Rights / Florida and California #496912

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 05, 1978
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(Studio) Issues to be voted on in upcoming election in various parts of nation listed. Gay rights reported to be issue in Dade Cnty., Florida, which has had previous vote on issue, and in California.

(Los Angeles, California) Details about Prop. 6 in California, measure that would provide for school boards to fire known homosexual teachers or those advocating gay rights, given. Measure noted to be proposed by state senate John Briggs and supported by fundamentalist church groups. [BRIGGS - stands virtually alone in California; has support of some pols., parents and orgs. Thinks God is on his side. Says moral line in United States must be drawn at some point and that's what Anita Bryant did and what he's trying to do.] Opposition to Briggs' proposed law by most California political leaders, like Governor Jerry Brown and former Governor Ronald Reagan, reported Latest Field poll results showing decrease in popularity of Prop. 6 outlined.
REPORTER: Heidi Schulman

(Miami, Florida) Gay rights activists' attempts to get gay rights ordinance passed in Dade Cnty., Florida, after resounding defeat on similar measure last year, detailed. New proposal noted to call for benefits for every minority imaginable. [Gay rights leader Bob KUNST - says people won't be voting on just gays this time, but for selves, families and country Thinks this shows supporters believe in Constitution and freedom.] Activity of Anita Bryant in opposing measure outlined. [BRYANT - speaks to religious rally.] Chance for passage of law stated.
REPORTER: Fred Francis

(Studio) American Med. Association newspaper's report on syphilis epidemic among American homosexuals detailed.

Francis, Fred;
Hart, John;
Schulman, Heidi

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