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Wyoming / Shepard Monument #740763

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003
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(Southern California: Tom Brokaw) The fifth anniversary of the death in Wyoming of Matthew Shepard, who was killed because he was gay, noted.

(Casper, Wyoming: Pete Williams) The legal tangle over the push by an anti-gay hate group, led by Rev. Fred Phelps, to erect a monument to Shepard’s death, featured; scenes shown of the group demonstrating; details given of the law that would force the city to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments if it refuses the Shepard monument. [Phelps’ daughter Marge PHELPS†- says our message is one of God’s hate.] [First Amendment lawyer Tom GOLDSTEIN†- says the city created a public forum for speech & debate and it can’t discriminate against other viewpoints.] [Casper Mayor Barb PERYAM††- calls Phelps’ plan “total idiocy.”] [Eagles Club president Bob CROSBY††- says he hopes the city will donate the Ten Commandments monument back to them.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Williams, Pete

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