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Wichita Gay Rights Law #498737

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 10, 1978
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(Studio) Wichita, Kansas, voters' decision to repeal city ordinance prohibiting discrimination against homosexuals reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Wichita, Kansas) Outcome of Wichita vote on gay rights and reaction to it detailed. [Reverend Ron ADRIAN - says election has been about infringing on rights of children by having protection for sexual deviants.] Black vote against gays described. [Ernestine DANIELS - isn't bothered for self, but doesn't want children exposed to homosexuality.] Breakdown of voting given in areas of elderly and middle-aged and in blue-collar workers. [Tim MALONE - thinks homosexuality is wrong.] [Merle GARNER - thinks homosexuality is going too far.] Gays' reaction reported [Gay activist Robert LEWIS - says they know who friends and enemies are and that there's large group in middle that need to be educated.] Concerns of those in favor of equal rights for homosexuals about fate of similar laws in other cities stated.
REPORTER: Al Johnson

Brinkley, David;
Johnson, Al

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