This program is 29 minutes long
(Supreme Court: Jan Crawford) The legal challenge before the Supreme Court concerning the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in the state, featured; scenes shown of protestors in Washington; courtroom sketches by William Hennessy shown. [Supreme Court Justice Sonia SOTOMAYOR- asks why taking the case now is the answer.] [Attorney Charles COOPER- attempts to answer.] [Supreme Court Justice Samuel ALITO- says traditional marriage has been around for thousands of years while same-sex marriage is new.] [Supreme Court Justice Elena KAGAN- asks what harm Cooper sees in same-sex marriage.] [Supreme Court Justice Antonin SCALIA- says same-sex marriage opens the door for same-sex couples to adopt.] [Supreme Court Justice Anthony KENNEDY- talks about children already being raised by same-sex couples.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(San Francisco: John Blackstone) The history of Prop 8 examined; scenes shown of a couple at home and of couples marrying in San Francisco. [Sunnie KAUFMANN-PAULMAN- says she hopes she and her partner can marry.] [Tori KAUFMANN-PAULMAN- says people got married even when they knew the chance could be taken away.] [MAN – says “I do” to his spouse.] [Archbishop Salvatore CORDILEONE– says only a man and a woman can produce children.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The upcoming legal challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act noted.
(White House: Major Garrett) The appointment of Julia Pierson as the first female director of the Secret Service featured; details given about the challenges that she will face when dealing with the Colombia sex scandal; scenes shown. [In April 2012, President OBAMA- says he will be angry if certain accusations are confirmed.]
(New York: Michelle Miller) Opposition to new gun laws featured; interview held with National Shooting Sports Foundation president Steve Sanetti; scenes shown from a shooting range. [SANETTI- says Newtown gunman Adam Lanza’s mother should have secured her guns properly; says most gun owners are not irresponsible; says access to firearms should be the focus of laws instead of the guns themselves.]
(Los Angeles: Carter Evans) The increase in home sales, even in hard-hit markets like California, featured. [Home buyer Justin LIEB- says she and her husband have been trying to buy a home without success.] [Real estate agent Steven SPEZZANO- says the market changed rapidly.] [Home seller David FRANK- says he is not surprised to sell a home quickly.]
(Studio: Peter Van Sant) The order in Italy for a new murder trial for Amanda Knox after her acquittal was thrown out featured; reasons for the new trial given; scenes shown.
(Arlington, Virginia: Chip Reid) The Caisson Platoon of the Old Guard, the military unit in charge of the horse-drawn carriages at military funerals, featured; scenes shown from the funeral of Army Sgt. Brian Walker at Arlington National Cemetery. [Squad Leader S/Sgt. John FORD- explains the importance of the unit.]