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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(Washington: Bob Franken) The Supreme Court ruling on sodomy laws examined; details given about the privacy decision in the Texas case in which police arrested two gay men engaged in a homosexual act at home. [Lambda Legal Ruth HARLOW†- says adults have the liberty to choose in private.] [Plaintiff John Geddes LAWRENCE†- reacts.] Majority opinion from Justice Anthony Kennedy & the stinging minority opinion from Justice Antonin Scalia† quoted. [National Clergy Council president Rob SCHENCK†- says the court said morality does not matter.] The betting that there will be no changes in the court noted.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Statement from Justice Sandra Day O'Connor about the Supreme Court's reactive nature quoted.
(Studio: Jeff Greenfield) The history of the court's rulings on the constitutional right of privacy since 1965 reviewed; Kennedy's opinion based on the 14th Amendment quoted; details given of changing American attitudes toward sex & homosexuality with examples from television & magazines cited.
- Brown, Aaron;
- Franken, Bob;
- Greenfield, Jeff
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