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CNN Evening News for Thursday, Nov 06, 2008
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Protests in California over the passage of Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage, shown.

(Los Angeles: Chris Lawrence) The legal debate over Proposition 8 which could undue the unions featured; details given about one gay couple's lawsuit about minority rights; scenes shown of protests in Los Angeles outside the Mormon church. [Married in June, Robin TYLER†- reacts to this marriage segregation.] [Opposes Prop 8, Helecia ROBINSON†; supports Prop 8, Marvin PERKINS†- offer differing opinions on marriage.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Hilary Rosen and Jeffrey Toobin and radio talk show host Roland Martin about same-sex marriage, the law and the constitution of California. [In-studio, TOOBIN - says this is a new legal question in California that will go back to the supreme court.] [MARTIN - explains the black vote against same-sex marriage; outlines the conundrum for black politicians like President-elect Barack Obama.] [From Washington, ROSEN - comments on the difficulty for Obama to get involved with this issue during the election campaign; states the overall numbers reflect white Republicans; states the real issue is where do you go from here in this generational issue.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Lawrence, Chris

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