It was as if Judge Vaughn Walker was applying to write broadcast news copy with his decision overturning
“Voters, [Walker] said, were driven by nothing more than a fear or unarticulated dislike of same-sex couples,” Moran reported on ABC's “World News with Diane Sawyer” August 4.
Moran's segment featured footage and photographs of celebrations and gay marriage ceremonies. He offered only a cursory nod to opponents of gay marriage with a brief clip of Sen. Jeff Session, R-Ala., noting that
Moran and anchor Diane Sawyer made a significant deal out of the fact that
Moran quoted much of
The broadcast featured the reaction from Kristin Perry, a member of the lesbian couple who initially brought the case to court. “This decision says that we are Americans too,” Perry said, as if one's martial status affects one's citizenship in
Moran ended the broadcast by saying, “So far it has been a string of victories in the courts.”