NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 19, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Jennifer McLogan) Debate over city cncl.'s consideration of resolution prohibiting discrimination against gays featured; scenes shown. [Mayor Ed KOCH -supports bill.] [Council member Sal ALBANESE - describes attacks aimed at pressuring him to vote against bill.] [Disc JOCKEY - questions need to protect gays.] [National Gay Task Force spokesperson Ron NAJMAN - cites need for civil rights protection for gays.] [Council member Noach DEAR - disagrees; explains.] [PRIEST - thinks gay rights undermine family.] [Bishop Paul MOORE - supports bill.] No. cities and counties passing similar bills noted; successful repeal of gay rights measures in Florida and Houston, with help of Anita Bryant and religious right-wing, respectively, recalled.
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