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Alternate title:Gay marriage and the Constitution
Summary:This ABC News program looks at the constitutional controversy over gay marriage as it exploded in both Massachusetts and California in February 2004. Is it a matter of civil rights or human rights? Should it be addressed at a state level or a federal level? Ted Koppel moderates a debate about gay marriage and its legal ramifications with Representative Barney Frank, conservative political activist Gary Bauer, and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who arranged for the issuance of marriage licenses to eligible same-sex couples because the California Family Code is allegedly in violation of the state's constitution in the matter of gay marriage.
Contributor:Koppel, Ted, 1940-
Martin, Michel (Michel McQueen)
Newsom, Gavin Christopher, 1967-
Bauer, Gary Lee, 1946-
Frank, Barney, 1940-
Provider:Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
ABC News Productions
Century:2001-2100
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Same-sex marriage -- Law and legislation -- United States
Gay couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
Gay rights -- United States
Genre:Television news programs
Credits:Host, Ted Koppel; reporter, Michel Martin; panelists, Gavin Newsom, Gary Bauer, Barney Frank.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Civil Rights, Civic Engagement
Government, Law, Politics
Films@UM Browse terms:Civil Rights, Discrimination
Government, Law, Politics
Gender Studies
Collection:Films@UM
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