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Supreme Court / Sodomy Laws / Reaction #731755

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 26, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Richard Schlesinger) The Supreme Court decision to strike down the Texas law banning consensual sex between gay couples examined; differing opinions from Justices Anthony Kennedy & Antonin Scalia quoted. [Plaintiff John LAWRENCE†, Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund Patricia LOGUE†- comment on the significance of the ruling for gay people.] [Family Research Council Richard LESSNER†- says the ruling has the potential to mount an attack on all sexual mores.] [CBS News legal analyst Andrew COHEN†- comments on the Supreme Court’s reversal of its 1986 position.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Dallas: Bob McNamara) The reaction to the court’s ruling on gay rights featured; map shown of states with anti-sodomy laws. [Texas talk radio host Marlon MADDOX†, voices of CALLERS - condemn the ruling.] [Attorney Mitchell KATINE†- says gay & lesbian people do not have to live under this law any longer.] [Southlake, Texas, Carroll Baptist Church Rev. Bob SMITH†- says the scripture says {homosexuality} is a sin.]

Rather, Dan;
Schlesinger, Richard;
McNamara, Bob

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