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PBS News Hour Looks at the Turning Tide in the Nationwide Fight for Gay Rights: VIDEO

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On PBS News Hour last week, host Judy Woodruff and her guests discussed the nationwide fight over gay rights and the shifting tide of public opinion on marriage equality.

The segment also looked at NOM’s (sad, little) anti-gay March for Marriage in D.C. last Thursday as well as how and why Republicans are slowly beginning to shy away from battling against LGBT rights.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

  

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  1. Can you imagine how different a country this would be if more people watch the PBS newshour?

    Posted by: pablo | Jun 23, 2014 4:38:57 PM


  2. Everyone would have a tote bag.

    Posted by: Hansel Currywurst | Jun 23, 2014 5:23:51 PM


  3. The turn around was the result of winning in court, not much in the way of political victories.

    Posted by: anon | Jun 23, 2014 6:51:32 PM


  4. @Anon: Wrong. The court victories are the result of political victories, and grassroots work. They all go hand in hand--court victories don't happen in a vacuum.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jun 23, 2014 11:34:32 PM


  5. Huge difference between Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill. No idea if this is by design of the producers, but time and again I hear (KQED runs NewsHour as radio/audio) Ifill practice the hackneyed mob journalism referred to by insiders as "freak show." It's sad and shocking to me. I rarely hear it from Woodruff, who seems to practice that BBC-like style which very much follows on the tradition of McNeil (sp) & Lehrer. On the newshour I also appreciate Shields & Brooks on election returns, even tho I find David Brooks somewhat tedious, tonedeaf and elitest in his writing.

    Posted by: Terry Miller | Jun 24, 2014 9:46:48 AM


  6. Ernie: I'm thinking majority rule, not elite opinion. Yes, we won the battle for the hearts and minds of the college educated and upper middle class, but votes were still going against us until very recently. The DOMA decision was probably key.

    Posted by: anon | Jun 24, 2014 10:23:30 AM


  7. It's nice to see a report on this without someone like Anthony Perkins on it.

    Anon: the majority of Americans now support marriage equality--not just "elites".

    Posted by: Daniel | Jun 24, 2014 11:27:09 AM


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