ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003
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(Tampa: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Needham, Massachusetts: Ron Claiborne) The ruling by the Massachusetts supreme court that it is unconstitutional to ban marriages by same-sex couples examined; decision quoted. [Plaintiffs Hillary & Julie GOODRIDGE, Harvard University professor Elizabeth BARTHOLET, plaintiff Mike HORGAN, Massachusetts Catholic Conference Gerry D'AVOLIO- react to the court's decision.]
(Tampa: Peter Jennings) President Bush's statement about marriage quoted.
(Washington: Jake Tapper) The fallout of today's ruling for the 2004 presidential election campaign examined; details given about the predicament for the Democrats. [Family Research Council president Tony PERKINS- predicts this will become a major domestic issue.] [Human Rights Campaign executive director Elizabeth BIRCH- says the Democratic candidates do not want to seem out of step with middle America.] Statement from presidential candidate Senator Joseph Lieberman quoted. [July 20, BUSH - says marriage is between a man & a woman.] The issue of a constitutional amendment on marriage outlined.