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Massachusetts / Gay Marriage / Political Fallout #742100

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Boston: Dan Lothian) The ruling by the Massachusetts supreme court that it is unconstitutional to ban marriages by same-sex couples examined; decision quoted. [Plaintiff Linda DAVIES†, state representative Phil TRAVIS†, plaintiffs' attorney Mary BONAUTO†, "Lawyers Weekly" editor Paul MARTINEK†- react to the court's decision.] How other states have handled the gay marriage issue & the option of a constitutional amendment noted.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(New York: Jeff Greenfield) How the Massachusetts gay marriage ruling puts the issue into the 2004 political arena examined; details given of the dilemma for the Democrats. Findings of a CNN/"USA Today"/Gallup poll on the public's view of the legality of homosexual relations & gay marriage outlined on screen. [President BUSH - says marriage is between a man & a woman.] [In 2000 presidential debate, Dick CHENEY - says different states will come to different conclusions.]

Brown, Aaron;
Lothian, Dan;
Greenfield, Jeff

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