Show rundown for 5/17/2004

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Gay Couples Free to Wed

Clerks began handing out marriage-license applications to gay couples just after midnight, making Massachusetts the first to legalize same-sex marriage.

Reconsidering Brown v. Board

Civil rights lawyer Derrick Bell reconsiders Brown vs. Board of Education.

Bomb Kills Iraq Council Chief

A previously unknown group called the Arab Resistance Movement claimed responsibility for this morning's suicide bombing that killed the president of the Iraqi Governing Council.

Israel Expected to Launch Gaza Offensive

Israeli tanks are sealing the Rafah refugee camp in the Gaza Strip in advance of an expected major offensive.

Marriage Quest Denied

We speak to a gay couple that waited all night to get a marriage licence, and were denied becasue of a 1913 law.

Tying the Knot

The debate on same-sex marriage has been going on for a long time, as seen in a new documentary, "Tying the Knot."

This program aired on May 17, 2004.

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