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Homosexuality / United Presbyterians / Gay Rights Laws #498910

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 21, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming decision by United Presbyterian Church on whether or not to ordain homosexuals as mins., at General Assembly in San Diego, reported Eugene, OR, residents' vote on Tuesday with regard to gay rights ordinance noted; earlier repeals of such ordinances in Wichita, Saint Paul and Dade Cnty., Florida, include Miami, mentioned. Concern of gay groups about trend stated.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(No location given) Success of Miss Gay Florida Pageant at Miami's Fontainebleau Hotel noted. Reality of gay community's concerns about what they believe to be coming era of repression for homosexuals and about its beginning in Miami described. Details of gay community life in Miami given; example of new gay business in city is 13 Buttons discotheque. [PEOPLE - cite fears that anti-gay movement will become like Nazi Germany.] Predictions that Eugene, OR, vote will be same as that in Miami noted. Campaign for similar votes in Seattle and California mentioned.
REPORTER: Fred Francis

Francis, Fred;
Savitch, Jessica

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