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Homosexual Rights / Military #560646

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 10, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) San Francisco, California, federal appeals court ruling discussed regarding homosexuals in United States Army. Report introduced.

(DC: Carl Stern) sergeant Perry Watkins' case featured; details given, scenes shown. [WATKINS - comments on situation.] Ruling discussed. [National Gay Task Force spokesperson Jeff LEVI - praises ruling.] Supreme Court noted being approached with case. Supreme Court's ruling on Michael Hardwick's case discussed. Ret. Justice Lewis Powell noted deciding vote in case. Anthony Kennedy noted replacing Powell. Kennedy's record on homosexuality issues detailed. Pentagon sources quoted. [National Gay Rights Advocates spokesperson Leonard GRAFF - says more gays will now join armed forces.] Ruling discussed.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Stern, Carl
Duration:
00:02:00

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