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Gay Rights / Oregon Vote #53965

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 22, 1978
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(Studio) Losses for homosexual rights movement in repeal move in Dade Cnty., Florida, led by Anita Bryant, in Saint Paul and in Wichita recalled. Upcoming vote on issue in Eugene, OR, reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Eugene, OR) Details of homosexual rights issue in Eugene and campaign for repeal of recently passed ordinance prohibiting discrimination on grounds of sexual preference given. Gay bar called Pearl Street Station and the Notel Motel mentioned. Campaign for repeal by group called VOICE noted. [VOICE chairperson Larry DEAN - states group belief that ordinance is step toward acceptance of homosexuality as normal, alternate way of life, which they oppose.] Gay rights activists' campaign also reported [Kent NEWBY - describes discrimination against him because he's gay. Wants to have chance to do job because he does it well, not because of sexuality.] Churches' support for repeal and expected heavy gay rights vote from University of Oregon students in city mentioned.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Reasoner, Harry

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