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A Closer Look (Same-Sex Marriage) #750574

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 11, 2004
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The decision by the California supreme court ordering a halt to gay marriages in San Francisco & a preliminary agreement by Boston lawmakers permitting civil unions & banning same-sex marriages reported.

(Atlanta: Steve Osunsami) The debate among black Americans over the equating of the gay marriage issue with civil rights struggles examined. [Boston's The Black Ministerial Alliance Bishop Gilbert THOMPSON†, Georgia Equality Allen THORNWELL†, Atlanta Pastor Garland HUNT†, SCLC president emeritus Rev. Joseph LOWERY†, Georgia legislator Ron SAILOR†- offer differing opinions on whether homosexuals qualify for civil rights status.] The bloc vote by black Georgia lawmakers against a state amendment to ban same-sex marriages noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Osunsami, Steve

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