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Episode Title:

"Civil Rites & Civil Rights"

Episode Air Date:
October 2008
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Featured guests:  Jonathan Capehart, Julian Bond, Del Martin, Phyllis Lyon.

Summary:  The first episode of season 17 begins with a segment about Proposition 8, a constitutional referendum to end marriage equality in California. In the A Conversation with… segment, Jonathan Capehart speaks with civil rights leader Julian Bond. The episode ends with San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom joining together Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, a lesbian couple of over fifty years, in matrimony.

Note:  Some audio content removed due to copyright restrictions.
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