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A Closer Look (1 Year Later) #790221

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 17, 2005
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The first anniversary of the marriage of same-sex couples in Massachusetts noted; ABC News/"Washington Post" poll findings on the public's view of the legal recognition of same-sex couples.

(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The dramatic consequences of the reaction to gay marriages examined; map shown of states with same-sex marriage bans. [Husbands Mike HORGAN†, Ed BALMELLI†- cite the negative reaction to their marriage.] [Culture & Family Inst. Robert KNIGHT†- says gay activists have rallied the whole nation in opposition.] [Husband Robert CASTILLO†- predicts we'll win the right to marriage.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson, George Stephanopoulos) The link of the historic debate tomorrow in the Senate on judicial nominations to the same-sex marriage issue, the fate of President Bush's nominees & the filibuster & the potential for a political deal discussed.

Gibson, Charles;
Reynolds, Dean;
Stephanopoulos, George

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