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Gays in the Military / A Discussion #924914

CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 13, 2009
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(Studio: John King) Report introduced.

(New York: Randi Kaye) President Obama and the issue of gays in the military examined; details given about his campaign promise and whether he should deal with such controversial issues; scenes shown from a rally in Washington. [At rally, former Navy commander Zoe DUNNING†- jokes about being a lesbian in the military.] [Former Clinton adviser on gay issues Richard SOCARIDES†, Family Research Council Tony PERKINS†- offer differing opinions on the gay rights issue and what Obama should do about social issues.]

(Studio: John King) Live discussion held with "Unfriendly Fire" author Nathaniel Franks and Capitol Resource Inst. Karen England about gay issues. [Supports gay rights, FRANKS, advocates family values, ENGLAND - offer differing opinions on the gays in the military issue, social agendas and extending benefits to same sex couples.] Other material: Obama's April 11, 2008, statement in "The Advocate" about the waste of kicking gays out of the military.

Reporter(s):
King, John;
Kaye, Randi
Duration:
00:08:50

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