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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> cowan: good morning. charles osgood is off today. i'm lee cowan and this is "sunday morning." june has always been a big month for weddings, but never before has there been a june for weddings quite like this. the supreme court this past friday upheld a constitutional right to same-sex marriage in all 50 states. a matter of addition knit, supporters say. and the turnaround in public policy few could have ever
imagined even just a few years ago. martha teichner will report our cover story. >> reporter: with friday's supreme court ruling, same-sex marriage became a right in all 50 states, less than a decade ago, the number was one. why did it change so fast? >> because it happened and the sky didn't fall. >> by the authority vested in me by the constitution of the united states -- (cheers) >> reporter: the ruling and the rainbow later this "sunday morning." (cheers and applause) >> cowan: summer means pretty short nights ahead but that also gives us plenty of time to lighten up. few summertime memories are quite as warm as the gentle glow of a firefly. and in tennessee's great smoky mountains, their show is so unique, it draws crowds like you wouldn't believe. >> this is harder to get into
than a rock concert. >> cowan: i was lucky enough to brave the dark. found it all difficult to describe. are there differences in your backyard? >> yeah. cowan: way different? yeah. cowan: chasing nature's nightlight, ahead. kelly clarkson is a singer who became an idol to so many, and has a well-earned rags-to-riches story to tell. and she does just that to our tracy smith. ♪ >> reporter: as the very first winner of "american idol," kelly clarkson captured america's heart. no big surprise to her. are you one of those people who wants people to like you? >> i don't want everyone to like me. i find it puzzling when people don't like me. (laughter) i'm just kidding! i'm very like, nice and i'm fun, so i find it weird when people don't. ♪ >> reporter: that very likable kelly clarkson on music and motherhood later on "sunday morning." >> i imagined her, but i imagine
a lot of things, like a higher met, a limple. (laughter) >> cowan: you think it, i ache it. that's a saying among tattoo artists and there's plenty of ink flowing these days as faith salie will be showing us. ♪ >> reporter: from taboo to trendy,ta toos have come a long way. >> in a general culture that tattoos are thought of as art? >> yes, it's so liberating. reporter: later on "sunday morning," fresh ink. >> cowan: steve hartman looks at attitudes towards gay rights then and now. serena altschul dines with the "the barefoot contessa." is house on the move and more. but first here are the headlines for this sunday morning the 28th of june, 2015. police in northern new york state say that they're hoping sleep deprivation, bug bites and
not much food will take its toll on escaped conflict david sweat. richard matt who escaped with sweat three weeks ago was fatally shot on friday. the buffalo news is reporting that matt was sick and drunk at the time he was shot. we're going to have more on the manhunt from anna worner in just a bit. in taiwan, fire on a music stage spread through the audience in a water park last night. panic followed. at least 500 people were injured. many of them seriously. the greek government does not like the latest plan to bail out of the financially strapped country. but it wants voters to decide a week from today whether or not to reject it. in response, other euro zone states say they won't extend greece's bailout beyond tuesday. in columbia, south carolina, two people were arrested after one of them climbed up the flagpole on the capitol grounds and moved
the confederate flag. they're charged with defacing a monument a misdemeanor. the flag is now back up. now, another funeral today. yesterday county libraries were cold so colleagues could attend services for librarian cynthia hurd. later tywanza sanders and his 87-year-old aunt susie jackson. another shark attack. a 17-year-old boy was attacked yesterday swimming on the outer banks. it's the sixth attack just in the past two weeks. now today's weather. foggy and cool in the northeast. stormy along the gulf coast and central plains. hot in the west with record heat expected in the northwest. in the week ahead scattered storms in some parts of the country. it will be especially hot in the southwest.
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in a very human and a very personal crisis. our cover story is reported by martin luther king jr. -- martha teichner. (cheers and applause) >> reporter: a party broke out on the steps of the supreme court when its ruling affirming the right of same-sex couples to marry was announced. for the record, the case was called obergefell vs. hodges and in the middle of the noise and jubilation, jim got a phone call from president obama. >> your leadership on this changed the country. >> i really appreciate that, mr. president. it's really been an honor for me to be involved in this fight and to have been able to fight for my marriage and the rest of my commitment to my husband. >> reporter: jim obergefell and john arthur had been together more than 20 years when they were married in july of 2013. arthur was dying of a.l.s., lou
gehrig's disease. so family and friends raised 13,000s it to fly the couple by medical jet out of ohio where gay marriage was prohibited to maryland where the ceremony was performed legally aboard the plane on the tarmac in baltimore. all obergefell wanted was to be listed as husband on arthur's ohio death certificate. >> because i promised john. reporter: as he told cbs correspondent jan craw fodford. >> it was one more promise i made to him that i would fight for him, i would fight for our marriage wherever that led. >> reporter: their sad love story combined with cases from michigan tennessee and kentucky led to friday's historic 5-4 ruling, and to justice anthony kennedy's words in the majority opinion "they ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. the constitution grants them that right."
>> the thing about the same-sex issue is it wasn't started by the big gay groups. they hated this issue. >> reporter: andy humm is a longtime gay activist and journalist in new york. >> the big gay groups thought it was a big loser. and they were right in the beginning. >> reporter: why did it change so fast? >> because it happened and the sky didn't fall. people -- the law changed and what changed for people in their lives? well, they just saw happiness for gay couples. >> this amazing day has finally arrived. >> reporter: brya and linda were married on may 17th 2004, the first day same-sex marriage licenses were issued in massachusetts, the first state to legalize gay marriage. >> and now, by the authority vested in me, by the church and by the commonwealth of massachusetts, i pronounce you
legally married spouses. >> reporter: since then, how much the landscape has changed is remarkable and how fast. over the last two years especially the number of states has accelerated reaching 37 before the supreme court guaranteed the right to same-sex marriage nationwide. in 1996, fewer than 3 in 10 americans thought same-sex marriage should be legal. now nearly 6 in 10 do. among those who do not, 55% of republicans. >> i don't think most of us who have ever read the scripture would believe there's a division about what marriage means. it's still one man one woman life partners. and the courts can no more suspend the law of marriage any more than it can suspend the law of gravity. >> reporter: like former arkansas governor mike huckabee,
every republican presidential candidate has lined up against the supreme court ruling. democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton's response? >> amen! thank you! (cheers and applause) >> reporter: chief justice john roberts argued in his dissent that the issue should have been left to states voted on, not decreed by court. just who do we think we are he wrote? >> we have to go obviously by what the courts say but i certainly can disagree with him and i do. >> reporter: alabama governor robert bentley is willing to comply with the ruling, but there is resistance. >> it's disappointing that louisiana will not be following the movement that is happening around the country today. >> reporter: when michael robinson and his partner earl benjamin, tried to debt a marriage license in new orleans after the court ruled on friday, they were told they would have
to wait. louisiana and mississippi claimed legal techcalities. >> a law that violates the laws of god is no law at all. >> reporter: and in texas reverend dave welch of the houston area pastor council vowed disobedience. >> there's no question, by the thousands, the tens of thousands and the hundreds of thousands that will not bend the knee, and we will not kiss the ring. we will not bow to the incorrectness that seems to be in our court system today. >> this is your homophobia, this is fear, this is hatred of gay people and you have to get over it. >> reporter: immediately after the supreme court decision, 85-year-old jack evans and 82-year-old george harris, partners for more than 50 years were the first gays to tie the knot legally in dallas. (cheers and applause) an estimated 390,000 same-sex
>> cowan: the manhunt continues in upstate new york for one elusive murderer, david sweat. he's on his own now after border patrol agents shot and killed the man he escaped with, richard matt. ana werner is in the thick of the search. >> reporter: there's a reason jute door enthusiasts have long cherished northern new york state. these rugged hills and dense woods are the perfect place to get away from it all. and they've proven a nearly perfect getaway for two escaped convicts, one still on the loose, the other shot and killed by border patrol agents on friday afternoon. >> there was movement detected by officers on the ground, what they believed to be coughs. so they knew they were dealing with humans as opposed to wildlife. a tactical team from customs and border protection challenged them, and he was shot dead. >> reporter: it's been a three-week manhunt full of twists and turns worthy of a hollywood film. beginning with the escape on
june 6th. >> the search is on for two killers who broke out a maximum security prison in upstate new york. >> reporter: investigators say convicted murders david sweat age 35 and richard matt, 49, charmed one of their captors at the clinton correctional facility in new york. a prison nicknamed little siberia for its remote and often frigid location. investigators say employee joyce mitchell had relationships with both men at different times. prosecutors charged her with helping the inmates escape by providing them with hacksaw blades and other tools that she concealed in frozen hamburger meat. they say she handed that package to another employee, prison guard jean palmer. prosecutors said palmer seems to have been an unwitting accomplice in the escape but he's charged with providing favors and supplies to the men in exchange for artwork. investigators say sweat and matt used power tools to cut through
their cell walls and down into the prison's pipes. they left behind this note to taunt their pursuers. new york governor andrew cuomo posted these photos on the internet after taking his own getaway tour. >> this is a first time in this institution's history that anyone has escaped from the maximum security portion of this facility. the facility opened in 1865. >> reporter: the manhunt that followed has been frustrating for law enforcement and has cost taxpayers millions. more than 1,200 officers have been brought in for the search. the district attorney andrew wily. >> they came up with a very elaborate plan to escape from clinton correction facility, so they have -- obviously have some smarts. >> reporter: they're more careful and smarter than many of the criminals you've dealt with? >> very likely. reporter: the fugitives' efforts and their luck began to run out late last week. authorities found clues to their
whereabouts in a hunting cabin sweat and matt had broken into. along with provisions police believe the men stole a shotgun. so on friday, when the driver of a camper reported shots fired agents descended on the wood it's near malone, new york, about 30 miles from the dana mora prison. they confronted richard matt and shot the armed fugitive dead. although david sweat was assumed to be nearby, he remains at large. either by luck or cunning he has managed to evade justice. but how much longer can he stay ahead of the manhunt? >> cowan: ahead -- all the gold in ft. knox. >> don't drop it on your toe.
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secret plan to build an underground vault for the nation's gold reserves at ft. knox in kentucky. concerned about a possible enemy invasion the treasury's goal was to move billions of dollars worth of gold from coastal cities to a more secure inland location. much of that gold came from the u.s. mint in philadelphia where workers were filmed melting gold and fashioning it into bars. the transfer was completed in 1937 and with very few exceptions, the bullion has been out of sight ever since. president franklin roosevelt paid a personal visit to the stash in 1943. >> in these vaults are $15 billion. >> reporter: while in 1964 -- the entire gold supply. reporter: -- movie-goers got a look at a fictionalized but reportedly fairly accurate view of ft. knox in the james bond film "goldfinger."
in 1974, some members of congress and a few newspeople were allowed to take a look inside the real ft. knox. at least in part to dispel rumors that the bullion had been secretly sold off. >> don't drop it on your toe. cowan: today, the mint tells us the bullion depp tory at ft. knox holds 47.4 million ounces of gold. that would be worth roughly $170 billion on the open market. though the treasury officially valued its hoard at your a fraction of that. by the way don't ever ask to take a tour. the bullion depository allows no visitors and no free samples. ♪ we're in the money come on my honey ♪
many newlyweds say it with flowers. others, though, say it in a way that's a bit more permanent winch ink. here's faith salie. >> this is my wedding bouquet. this is a really important part of my life and it reminds me of it every day. >> reporter: when it comes to body art beauty really is skin deep. >> couple hours of pain but it's worth it. >> reporter: why is it worth it? it's just art. reporter: art that has made its way into galleries. museums, fashion shows even the cover of the "new yorker." what made you do a dockery about tattoos. >> it started off as a photographic project. >> bikers got tattoos sailors got tattoos. >> reporter: he made a film about this very old and very new phenomenon. >> estimated 15% of americans have tattoos a rise 40% in the age group 26 to 40. >> i really find it
nasnateing -- fascinating. the sincerity of the people of the imagery had nothing do with what i thought. >> by choosing images that relgrated -- celebrated their neighborhoods, religion and loved ones, the chicano people of east l.a. had a key role in elevating black and gray to an art form a people's art form. >> reporter: it's no wonder people seeking such personal and permanent art not to place their bodies in the hands of classically trained fine artists. you do oil painting. you draw. you do charcoal. >> yes. the whole gamut. >> reporter: in 2009 friday jones opened tattoo couture located on new york city's fifth avenue. >> i had seen a lot of my friends in college and they still wanted to get tattoos but i had to take them to a kind of exposed shop. the fact that they deserved a severe environment in a place they could talk about spirituality, about pain. >> reporter: so you've been doing this for 22 years. what's the revolution you've seen in the tattoo industry? >> my clients are so much more
feelists than they've ever been. they come up with all sorts of envelope-pushing ideas. >> reporter: ideas like 3d tattoos, water color tattoos even glow-in-the-dark tattoos. the inking industry generates more than $2 billion a year in revenue. but tattoos have been around for centuries. one of the oldest was discovered in the italian alps on a 5,300-year-old memory. >> his tattoos are all over places in his body that had evidence of things like arthritis, so they were healing tattoos. >> reporter: tattoo historian anna friedman says the art often reflects what's going on in broader culture which is why for much of the 20th century it was soldiers and sailors exercising their right to bear arms. >> the memory of the yorktown's fighting days inspired tattoos. these tattoos tell the stories. >> anytime we have a war we get this desire of people to show their patriotism in a deep way.
>> reporter: a turning point for tattoos came with women's liberation. >> certainly women were getting tattoos in the '60s and '70s as a way of breaking out of this mold of the woman who gets told what to do. >> reporter: and this man capitalized on the revolution. >> i was in more panties than gaingynecologies because a favorite place to get tattooed was in the bikini line. >> reporter: lyle tuttle is an 83-year-old tattoo artist, often called the father of modern tattooing. >> it was not my great artistic talents that got me where i am today but i was in everybody's favorite city. >> he's in san francisco because this city has deemed the reputation of being the hippie capital of the world. >> reporter: as hippies swayed to psychedelic rock in the '60s tattooing enjoyed a renaissance. >> you have a tattoo, you belong to sort of an elite club. >> reporter: and in that club,
tuttle emerged as the grand grand poobah inking the likes of joan baez, the almond brothers, and -- ♪ take another piece of my heart now baby ♪ >> reporter: -- janis joplin. the spotlight shown on tuttle. landing on the pages of "rolling stone," "life" magazine, and the bible of american business. >> "wall street journal" did a profile of me on the front page about a man that markets the improbable product. all of a sudden, the business world said, oh, tattoos are cool. >> reporter: these days, tattoos are a ubic fuss product -- ubiquitous product. >> so we're going to do when god closes a door he opens a window? >> yep. reporter: 45 million americans have gone under the gun. >> all this is symbolism of the two most porch things of my life, my faith and my family. >> reporter: and while tattoos tattoos have become a kind of fine art for the masses, they still come at a price about $400 an hour
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owan: "the barefoot contessa" may well be a celebrity chef but sim plis sit what she likes to serve up more than anything else.serena altschul takes us inside her kitchen. >> your time starts now. good luck. reporter: in a culinary age filled with die-hard competition -- >> jason, answer me! reporter: -- outlandish kitchen tool and crazy ingredients. >> and lamb heads. reporter: -- one person remains unfazed and unaffected. >> you have to have a birthday cake. i'm making panko-crusted mustard chicken which is so delicious. how easy is that? >> reporter: easy and tasty recipes is what ina garten, better known as "the barefoot
contessa," is what it's all about. >> i'm just not interested. i'm real not. i'm interested in really good ingredients that you've cooked and you can serve to your family and friends in like a half-an-hour. let's just do this. >> reporter: a wholesome attitude that drives millions to her award-winning show on the food network. garten recently came out with her ninth cookbook. her previous eight have all been best-sellers. >> i'd like to thank you for all the inspiration that you give me. >> i love you so much. thank you. your name is mentioned at our house every single day. >> aw! reporter: ina garten had a cult following even liz lemon tina fey's character on "30 rock." >> hi, neighbor. i'm ina garten. my husband jeffrey is away and i've got a whitin' open. why don't you come over? >> i'm alive! reporter: but being a food
idol was not the life garten had imagined. born ina rosenberg in brooklyn in 1948, she grew up knowing nothing about cooking. did you spend anytime in the -- any time in the kitchen? >> i think it's the reason i'm a cook because i was never allowed in the kitchen. my mother used to say it's my job to cook and it's your job to study. >> reporter: which she did majoring in economics at syracuse university. at age 20, she married jeffrey garten. they met when she was 15. >> really sweet, kind, funny smart, supportive, just everything you could ever dream of. i mean, here we are 50 years later, and i just feel that much more about him. >> chacha got? reporter: jeffrey makes regular appearance it's on her show and played a major role in ina's career. more on that later. in the 1970s after getting her mba garten became a nuclear
energy budget analysis for the u.s. government. -up, you heard right. so by day you're working in the white house on nuclear policy. still makes me laugh. (laughter) >> it's funny. reporter: and by evening or weekends, you were diving into julia childs. >> i bought "mastering the art of french cooking" volumes 1 and 2. and i taught myself how to cook. i should say julia child taught me how to cook. >> reporter: one fateful day in 1978 while reading the classified section something caught her eye. >> a specialty food store for sale in a place i'd never been before in the hamptons. and i thought ooh that's interesting. >> reporter: right. and i went home that night and i said to jeffrey, i have to do something different. i really -- nuclear energy policy is not me. >> i felt really bad for ina because she was very unhappy and i said, well, let's go look at it. never, ever treemed -- >> well, you didn't tell me that. >> reporter: against better
judgment, garten took the plunge and bought the tiny shop in long island new york, called "the barefoot contessa" named after the 1954 movie. >> my parents were horrified. but jeffrey just said, if you love doing it, do it. >> reporter: so she poured her heart and soul into the store often working 12 hours a day to keep things afloat. >> i was exexhausted but exhilarated. and i would go home thinking, i have to go to sleep. i just have to go to sleep. and i'd go, i don't know, there's a chocolate taste i really need to retest and i'd be back at the store at 11:00 at night. >> reporter: the hard work paid off. >> she built a business by giving her customers what they wanted. >> reporter: even martha stewart took notice. >> a cokenut pound cake with a cream cheese frosting frosting and coconut on the top. >> reporter: those same cupcakes still stand the test of time. >> and we have a frosting that's made with cream cheese, butter -- >> reporter: ooh.
confectioner's sugar and i add vanilla and almond extract. i'm going to ice them for us. >> reporter: what i like about your technique is you don't shy away from -- >> no! (laughter). >> reporter: i really like that a lot. >> isn't it an icing delivery system the coconut cupcake. >> reporter: today at 67 garten has built a culinary temple in her barn devoted to her passion. >> so this is the french session. >> reporter: okay. this is the i use them all the time section. >> reporter: a whole library filled with cookbooks. >> go back and forth. reporter: a kitchen just for her show. a short walk from her house in east hampton. >> i can't believe i get up in the morning, i leave my house you walk to the barn, and i get to cook with my friends. one of the great gifts that you can give people is to cook for them. >> cowan: coming up -- a farewell to the father of the pink flamingo.
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>> cowan: it happened this past week, the loss of the leading light of lawn ornamentation. we learned of the death this past monday of don featherstone, an art school graduate turned plastic fabricator. he created ornaments of every description, from snowmen to santas, to fanciful animals but he will be forever remembered for his acknowledged masterpiece, the pink flamingo. created in 1957, the pink flamingo has ruled the roost for almost 60 years now. >> what do you call these? reporter: our bill geist traded pink flamingo lore with penn state professor ann marie thinkingpen back in 1989. >> the pink flamingo. they're not dead. they're alive and well, aren't
they? >> reporter: one time i knew an illinois flamingo from a pennsylvania flamingo. those are two of the big manufacturers. i'm not real sure. >> i -- you're the expert on that, certainly not me. >> reporter: from front yards pink flamingos have also gone on to star on the silver screen. they graced, if that's the right word, the opening shot of the 1972 john waters' cult classic "pink flamingoous." >> do you know what it's like to be trapped for 20 years -- >> reporter: in the 2011 disney film gnomeo and juliet featured a talking pink flamingo named featherstone in honor of its inventor. >> featherstone, how's the other leg? i don't know, featherstone. >> reporter: beloved by its fans, banned by a few fussy homeowner associations, the pink flamingo won its creator a tong-in creek ignobell prize back in 1996, which he and his
>> osgood: although it may be easy to complain about the heat and hmed on a summer night there's one sure way to lighten up, to step out into the dark and look for fireflies especially if you're anywhere near a certain park in tennessee. ♪ every summer, they pour in like a mountain stream. >> over the hill we go. uh-huh. you all have fun bye. >> reporter: into the great smoky mountains of tennessee. >> smile. reporter: and you an stoppable migrating madness.
so many, the national park service has to monitor this wildlife to make sure it doesn't get too wild. >> thank you. have fun. >> how many? five. reporter: we followed the heard as they made -- herd as they drove up a winding road to a campground where rain or shine, they received precise instructions. >> by 9:00, lights off and we're going to see the best show ef. -- ever. >> reporter: as the sun set and the moon froze we watched as they wandered off into the blackness. lawn chairs and flashlights in hand. >> why are you sitting in the dark? >> because she told me to do it. reporter: mary mccormick and her three neighbors drove all the way from knoxville to find this perfect place under the pines. >> we've been laughing because it looks like people think there's a parade. (laughter)
>> reporter: it all seemed a bit odd until, that is, the twinkling began. >> yeah, i see some. i saw one! reporter: in the pitch-black it was as if the stars had come to settle in the forest. a silent symphony of fireflies by the thousands. a sight not easily captured on camera. >> it's like christmastime in a crazy psychedelic way. (laughter). >> reporter: stumbling around the dark we literally bumped into these two. >> what's so beautiful is the darkness and then the brightness. it's almost like the forest is breathing. >> reporter: you might have guessed these aren't your garden-variety fireflies. this species gathers in swarms and flashes all at once. >> we have them back home at kentucky but they don't have
their act together. >> reporter: synchronous fireflies they're called, or these bug-eyed fans call them -- to figure out this strange phenomenon we turn to ranger becky nichols. >> all start at the same time and flash somewhat randomly and then they'll all go off at the same time. so it will be completely dark. and then they'll all start again. >> reporter: nowhere in the western hemisphere is their a bigger population of synchronous population of fireflies than right here at this campground. why here? >> we think it's primarily because it's just prime habitat for them. this is where the fireflies are in and the third door down and where most of them are. >> reporter: the scientific name for the synchronous firefly and photinus carolinus one of 19 species here in the great smoky mountains. >> we have a lot of the specimens of this particular species. >> reporter: oh, wow. this is the one that everybody comes to see. >> reporter: oddly, the firefly
or lightning bug, as many of us call them, isn't really a fly or a bug. it's actually a beatle. so that's the lantern right there? >> the lantern. reporter: amazing that much light comes ow of something that -- out of something that small. >> it is. it's not heat produced. it's 100% light. >> reporter: so they're way more efficient than a light bulb. >> that's right. we can learn something from them. >> reporter: is this a form -- is this talking in a way? >> in a a yeah. reporter: sweet talking to be more precise because the fireflies flashing is all about getting a date. it's a mating display. the males flashing to the females who then respond with a dlo of their own -- glow of their own. this volunteer whose name is glow -- really it is -- summed up the ritual this way. >> it's typical male behavior. i can keep my light on longer than you can, and the females pick out the ones that do the best job. (laughter)
>> reporter: it's like a singles bar. >> yeah. it's like the jersey shore out here for fireflies. (laughter) >> reporter: sean came here with his girlfriend, kristin blossom. >> it's like symbolic that males and females are finding each other out here, and we're finding each other out here kind of on a date. (laughter) corny. super corny. >> reporter: it's all very g-rated, however. >> you ready? reporter: the mays family's only problem was sticking to the rules. unlike back home, no mason jars allowed here. >> i usually grab them like this and i kind of peek and look into the jar. >> reporter: then what do you do? >> we usually take them inside the house, put them on the table and then go to sleep and watch them overnight. >> reporter: watching or catching fireflies is almost a rite of passage. ranger kaitlin worth says they're like little pied pipers of summer. >> one of the things i love about this event is that it
brings people totally out of their comfort zones. most of these people that come to this -- many of them might not go into the woods during the daytime, and they're coming out just to sit in the woods in the dark. >> reporter: sadly, adult fireflies only live a matter of weeks, which is why the garland family says, don't miss your chance to enjoy nature's nightlife before the glow is gone for another year. >> we are so used to seeing man-made wonders such as fireworks, which are awesome but this has nothing to do with man. it's completely natural. >> it's just incredible. it's really incredible. you just can't explain it to anybody. they have to see it. ♪ >> cowan: ahead -- then and now. (cheers and applause) ood choices, i had no idea that it was
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>> reporter: it's been nearly 50 years since cbs news first took on the subject of gay rights. it was in a documentary. you'll recognize the host, mike wallace. but you won't recognize your country. >> most americans are repelled by the mere notion of homosexuality. a survey shows two out of three americans look upon home sexuals with tis gust, discomfort or fear. >> it was 1967 and whoever named the program cut straight to the chase. >> cbs reports the homosexuals will continue in a moment. >> reporter: the show was so controversial not one sponsor would touch it. in fact the very notion of gay rights was brand new. >> i'm a country boy, i guess because i couldn't believe this. i mean i didn't know this was a problem over here or at least i didn't think anybody would have a sign out about it. >> reporter: but for me, the most telling part of the program was a bizarre interview with a man shrouded by a house plant. >> i don't go looking for homosexual relationships. >> reporter: apparently, back
then, just admitting you were gay required some fairly dense foliage. >> you are now husband and husband. >> reporter: now, of course, gay couples can show their love without so much as a feickous. on the steps of city hall with every network watching. i know that still makes some people uncomfortable, but they'll get used to it. in 2000, i was best man at one of the very first gay civil unions in the country. my best friend nicholas and his now husband jim went to vermont for the ceremony. 15 years later they are happily married with two great kids. and when i look at this family, all i see is love. >> we end as we began with a homosexual. >> reporter: so much has changed in the last 50 years, but one thing hasn't. at the end of the show, the guy behind the plant said something that could have just as easily come off today's satellite feed. it was a wish. >> a family, a home, some place where you belong, a place where
you're loved, where you can love somebody, and god knows i need to love somebody. >> reporter: love never was just a straight thing. as the court has now confirmed it's a human thing. >> the attic? yes. >> cowan: still to come -- i want to be proud of them but i don't want anybody to see them. >> cowan: at home with singer kelly clarkson. and later -- a movie experience.
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with the latest edition to her family. tracy smith has our "sunday profile." ♪ >> reporter: she's a voice behind some of the biggest breakup anthems ever. ♪ since u been gone ♪ ♪ i can't breathe for the first time ♪ >> reporter: she sold more than 20 million albums. ♪ this is my heartbeat ♪ >> reporter: 33-year-old kelly clarkson's latest release is different. it's the first new music she's made as a mom. >> hey what are you listening to? you want to share with everybody z nch it was only fitting that her baby girl, river rose, helped debut the first single. ♪ up up up all night long ♪ ♪ up up all night long ♪ >> reporter: so why did you decide to introduce "heartbeat" that way? >> when we recorded it to, i thought she was going to come out telling me to shut up because i recorded my whole record while she was in here. it had to have been loud nch
that's kind of cool, though, your own private kelly clarkson -- >> she probably didn't think it was cool. she was probably like, i think we've got it. we don't need to take another take. >> reporter: truth is for kelly clarkson, pregnancy was nothing to sing about. how tough was it? how sick were you? >> i was really sick. i was in the hospital apartment one point. i was losing weight at first and then i got scared because i couldn't stop getting sick. >> reporter: you were throwing up. >> yes nonstop. i tossed the cookies 20 days at least 20 times. it was rough. but i'd go through it all again. i have like the perfect baby. >> reporter: this is where that perfect baby live, a lake-front estate with a picture-perfect view outside nashville tennessee. could you have lived anywhere you want. why nashville? >> i chose nashville because it's a very musical community and with new york and last, they're very musical and everyone lives there in general but i wanted to live somewhere that reminded me of home. >> reporter: but if this reminds her of home, it's far grander than anything clarkson saw as a
child in the small town of burleson texas. when you were growing up, did you worry about money? >> we live like prepaycheck to prepaycheck. whatever i'm going to do i just don't have to worry about that. i would hate when people would be like, money doesn't buy everything when you're little and poor. rich people say that, not poor people. i don't know one poor people that's going money doesn't buy you happiness. (laughter) it pays you to get out of eviction notices. ♪ i'm on my way ♪ >> reporter: money problems were the least of it. her family was broken up several times, and the video for her song "because of you" is inspired by the turmoil kelly witnessed as a little girl. was that little girl in the "because of you" video you? >> no, it's my musical director's daughter. >> reporter: i know it wasn't literally you. (laughter). >> i honestly -- (laughter) i was trying not to insult you.
(laughter) i was trying to be so nice. okay. i was trying to be nice. >> reporter: figuratively. figuratively that was me. ♪ because of you i don't know how to let anyone else in ♪ >> reporter: it's heartbreaking to watch. >> yeah. well imagine living it. (laughter) ♪ i am afraid ♪ >> reporter: how does divorce color how you looked at love? >> i never thought honestly i would get married or fall in, like love, like they say in the movies, not because i didn't think it was true. i just wasn't presented with that growing up. i didn't know if it was possible. >> reporter: what she did know was that she could sing, a talent she discovered when she started wowing the crowds in high school productions. ♪ >> that was kind of my moment that i thought i could make money with this maybe. >> reporter: did you think that?
yes! when you're poor, that's all you -- (laughter) >> kelly clarkson! (cheers and applause). >> reporter: in 2002 with her mom in the audience, she won the very first season of "american idol." ♪ i can't believe it's happening to me ♪ >> reporter: and she won america's heart. we saw a real woman who wasn't afraid to share her foibles or her tears. ♪ like this ♪ (cheers and applause) >> reporter: it was such a great moment. >> it was a great moment. i won't take away from that. it was a great moment. and it was a perfect song for that moment. like this. there's a little bit in me going i won this tv show. i don't know what that means there wasn't a previous winner to map out -- there was no career mapped out. i guess i'm a realist. i knew there was going to be a big old giant hurdle coming up. and there was. >> reporter: what was the giant hurdle? >> coming from a talent show. ♪ here i am once again ♪ >> reporter: still, that talent show act has actual talent, not to mention grit.
just ask her mentor, reba mcentire. >> anybody who came through television into straight success is a huge challenge. kelly was thrown into the deep end of the swimming pool quick. and she adapted. and it made her stronger. and i think if you throw anything at kelly she'll be able to handle it. ♪ nobody tell me how it's going to be ♪ ♪ nobody's going to make a fool out of me baby ♪ >> reporter: from the moment she won "idol," she became a frequent target of the tabloids. do you feel picked apart at times? >> in my 20s yes i felt that pressure all the tight. everybody had something to say musically, physically, what i was saying, disappointed, whatever. but once i hit 30, i don't know what happened? but like, i'm cool with -- if you think i should do that, that's awesome. that's great for you in your world. but like this is what's happening in my world and this is what i'm rockin' musically. this is what i'm rockin' physically. this is what i'm rockin' emotionally. you can either love it or you
don't have to. there's plenty of other artists out there to love and adore. >> reporter: clearly plenty of people adore her and her music and she has the awards to prove it. but visit her home, and you'll have a tough time spotting the statues. hidden up here on the what, fourth floor? >> yes. reporter: essentially the attic? >> yes. well, i wanted -- i want to be proud of them, but i don't want them to be -- i don't want anybody to see them. (laughter) because i just feel like it's very egocentric to be like, and here are my awards. >> reporter: the i awards are literally iden -- oh, that's a grammy stuck up there in the corner. >> not that i don't want to show them. just having a trophy room is just not me. and like, here are my accolades. give it up. it's just weird. ♪ miss independence ♪ >> reporter: what matters more to clarkson are people. turns out singing about keeping her heart safe wound up giving
away. ♪ >> reporter: in 2013, she married her friend reba mcentire's stepson music manager, brandon. you had said at one point you don't throw those three little words "i love you" around much. >> no. reporter: so was brandon -- i say i love ya. reporter: was brandon the first guy that you said i love you to? >> he was the first guy i like, said it and wanted to say it, like and didn't feel like i had to because oh, that's what you have to do when they say it. yeah yeah. that's the first time that happened. that's horrible. but it is true, and that's what it is. ♪ what doesn't kill you makes you stronger ♪ >> reporter: maybe it's no surprise that one of kelly clarkson's biggest hits is called "stronger." and that the title of one of her latest singles is "invincible." >> i am invincible ♪ ♪ you know i am ♪ >> reporter: do you feel invincible now? >> i guess i do.
i feel like i've just accomplished a lot and i've overcome like a lot. that's what i hope this song is to people. they listen to it and they're projecting what they want and what they can accomplish so -- >> reporter: and it can come true. >> yeah, it can. i'm living proof so -- i mean -- (laughter) i defense know how i got here -- don't know how i got here. (laughter) >> cowan: next -- a house divided. really. could call angie's list if i needed work done around my house at a fair price. you heard right, just tell us what you need done and we'll find a top rated provider to take care of it. so i could get a faulty light switch fixed? yup! or have a guy refinish my floors? absolutely! or send someone out to groom my pookie? pookie's what you call your? my dog. yes, we can do that. real help from real people. come see what the new angie's list can do for you.
>> cowan: during the summer months, more americans will be on the move from old homes to new ones than during any other season. in another category entirely, anita meyer tells us are those who takes their homes with them. >> reporter: at this museum in arkansas, how high are the ceilings in this grand room? >> so close to 18-foot. reporter: uh-huh. they're putting pieces of a giant puzzle together again. scott eccleston is the man in charge. >> this is a home that if you grew up in northwest arkansas or the midwest, this is the house that you would have built. and so is the house for all. >> reporter: this house for all was designed in 1954 by frank lloyd wright. it used to sit 1200 miles off in millstone, new jersey. it was owned by architects sharon and lawrence tarantino
after years of watching floodwaters threaten their beloved 1700-square-foot home, they asked the museum to help save it. >> hardware. reporter: every detail was documented. >> number that. reporter: then the home was methodically dismantled and packed into two shipping containers. >> the next time that i saw this house, you want to talk about your heart beating? it's in millions of pieces. and a house that was so majestic and 3d was all one level wrapped in plastic ready to be put back together. >> reporter: you couldn't even tell what was what. >> no, you couldn't. that moment, you're thinking, oh, my gosh what have i done? can we do this? >> reporter: every year an estimated 40,000 homeowners decide to do this, move a home from one location to another. it usually costs between $15,000
and $45,000 to complete and takes anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. though there are always exceptions. when you started this, how long did you think it would take? >> two years. reporter: and how long has it taken? >> ten years. (laughter). >> reporter: scott and kelly bradley bought their westlake texas home on 130 acres of land back in 1977. it was designed by noted architect charles dobek for dallas newspaper publisher ted dili. then in 1998, the bradleys sold the land but wanted to keep their house. >> one of the quirks is not really knowing exactly where the front door is when you arrive. >> reporter: preservation architect nancy mccoy devised a plan to move it. >> i really didn't think this was going to be a good candidate for a move. >> reporter: why not? it's almost the length of a football field. >> reporter: so you immediately know it's not going to be moved in one big piece.
neil mcmillan who calls himself the best home splitter in the country agreed. >> you got to put the right piece in at the right time. >> reporter: he is a third-generation home mover. >> and if it's done right and you put it back together, all you're miss something the sawdust that the saw blade went through. >> reporter: what's the hardest point about deciding where to divide it? >> you want to do it where you do the least amount of damage. closets is the best place because you can hide the seams. >> reporter: mcmillan says he used a saw blade to split the bradley home into seven parts. of the four he start -- before he started every brick from eight fireplaces and every stone from eight porches was removed. >> so you actually know how much this living area weighs. it weighs 98,000 pounds without the stone. >> reporter: reconstructing and almost doubling the size of the home using the same techniques as the original angetect is what -- arc tect is what took so
much time and money. >> our daughters would get up and curl up and read their books. >> reporter: the bradleys ended up spending $12 million to move their house just two miles. that was seven years ago. this spring, they put it on the market telling us they're now ready to downsize. what to you hope the future of this house is? >> we hope it lives in eternity. i hope someone buys it that will do what we've done, love it, share it with the community. >> reporter: that's exactly what motivates the folks at crystal bridges. scott eccleston says they're hoping to finish work by the end of the summer, with each piece fitting just the right way. throughout this process howell times have you heard someone say, you-all are nuts. just build a house that looks like the original? >> we've had the conversation,
how much easier would it have been just to take the plans and build it from scratch? but every bord board that goes in, every nail, it's as if frank lloyd wright was sitting at a chair at his drawing table telling you, this is why i did this and that's how we built this house. >> reporter: knowing what you know now would you taken this project on again? >> i would do this house 100 times over, because it's a real honor. >> cowan: coming up -- the senate's matchmaker in chief.
asteroid i do by a global coalition of scientists trying to raise awareness of the need to protect the earth from asteroid impacts. on wednesday the first floor of the national museum of american history in washington reopens after a $37 million renovation. thursday is the anniversary of the founding of the salvation army by the reverend william booth in london. friday sees the kickoff of the calgary stampede in calgary alberta, a rodeo and western heritage event that attracts thousands of fans on both sides of the u.s.-canadian border. and saturday, of course, is july 4th, independence day marking the 239th anniversary of america's deck whatration of independence from britain. >> cowan: singles looking for love and marriage, it isn't
always obvious when it's a match. that's why profile match maker mo rocca has been talking to works a little magic. >> reporter: with all the partisan bickering that goes on, it seems no one on capitol hill is getting along. >> both houses are trying to block funding. >> so you went back and made it worse. >> reporter: but then there's new york senator chuck schumer's office, which might as well be called the love shack. so far 22 of his staffers have paired off. that's 11 marriages during schumer's 16-year tenure. >> there are two spins on all these schumer marriages. one is we are the closest-knit staff on the hill. the bad spin is we work so hard that they don't have a chance to meet anybody else. >> reporter: schumer doesn't take issue with his staffers dating. in fact, he endorses it. >> when you get to know someone at work, you get to know the real deal as opposed to when you sit down at a restaurant or something on a date where
everyone's nervous and saying what are they going to think of me and all that. schumer won't call himself a match maker or a yenta. he's just there to give a helpful nudge. >> when i see two single people who might be good for each other, i'm not the most settled guy in the world but i try as subtly and as gently, oh, she's nice, he's nice. >> reporter: megan and josh blastomarried for three years met in the senator's new york city office. >> he never really, like, inquired until it was time where he thought that maybe we should be getting engaged. and it became, do you know what kind of ring you want? do you need me to talk to josh? and i said, no thank you. (laughter) >> reporter: new york state senator daniel squadron and his wife liz are another schumer-backed match. >> this was a proposal that the senator wanted to push through. i think part what he does is take something that's real and makes sure it happens.
he's not sort of looking at a map of his team and saying, okay, who's next? it's not that at all. it's when there's a connection, it's a really nice environment for it. >> reporter: would you encourage single people to apply to work for senator schumer? >> look, if online dating isn't working for you this might be another way to to it. >> reporter: schumer, it turns out, is an enthusiastic wedding guest. >> they're great happy lovely wonderful occasions. the one thing i try to do at all of them is replay my favorite song. ♪ it's raining men ♪ ♪ allou ya it's raining men ♪ >> reporter: it's raining men turn your umbrellas upside down, ladies. >> reporter: and naturally after a schumer marriage come schumer babies. >> everybody knows once you get married chuck would like you to have a baby. and that's just kind of common
sense. >> i would see him at political events in new york and i'd get if from him. when are you having a baby? >> reporter: do you know how many kids he'd like you to have? >> i think as many as humanly possible yeah. >> reporter: so far, there are 1414 schumer babies as the senator calls them including adorable eddie blasto. in a sense he cosponsored your son. >> oh, boy. that's a loaded statement. reporter: we know it was just the two of you who actually made your son just to be clear. >> yes. (laughter). >> reporter: elizabeth and farrell squareob even have a dog. >> give me your paw. schumer up. lie town schumer. very good. i think most of the time people think we're kidding and then we let them know we met working for chuck. >> reporter: there was just one last thing to clear up. and will the public ever hear you sing "it's raining men"? >> hope not. ♪ it's raining men ♪
♪ hallelujah it's raining men ♪ ♪ amen ♪ >> cowan: a story from mo rocca. now we stay in washington and check in with john dickerson for a look on what's "face the nation" this morning. >> dickerson: we're going to talk about two big decisions same-sex marriage and obama care. and we'll wrap it up by talking about the president's extraordinary eulogy in south carolina. >> cowan: thanks, john. we'll be watching. and next week here on "sunday morning" -- inside the u.s. secret service.
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>> dickerson: today on "face the nation," historic rulings from the supreme court and a lesson in grace from the president. in a landmark civil rights decision the supreme court rules that same-sex marriage is legal across the country. >> today we can say in no uncertain terms that we've made our union a little more perfect. >> dickerson: and in another big ruling, the court upholds a crucial part of obama care. >> the affordable care act is here to stay. >> dickerson: we'll take a look at what this means for the country and what's next for both issues with key players on either side. and as south carolina mourns the victims of last week's shooting, the president caps the week -- ♪ amazing grace ♪ (cheers and applause)