ABC News Live: Brittney Griner freed in US-Russia prisoner swap

Plus, the House passes the Respect for Marriage Act, and Harry and Meghan release their documentary series on their experiences in the British royal family.
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Transcript for ABC News Live: Brittney Griner freed in US-Russia prisoner swap
FOR DEMOCRATS AFTER THE SUPREME COURT OVERTURNED ROE VERSUS WADE IN JUNE AND JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS INDICATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE COURT REVERSE THE 20 15 RULING AFFIRMING THAT RIGHT TO SAME MARRIAGE. ABC NEWS POLICY REPORTER AND FLAHERTY. JOINING ME NOW, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF COUPLES HAVE GOTTEN MARRIED SINCE THAT 2015 SUPREME COURT DECISION. MANY OF THEM HAVE STARTED FAMILIES. SO LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT EXACTLY THIS MEANS AND HOW BIG OF A DEAL THIS IS AND. >> WELL, KYRA, YOU KNOW, WE HEARD ABOUT IT FROM SENATOR SCHUMER EARLIER TODAY. HIS DAUGHTER IS MARRIED TO ANOTHER WOMAN AND THEY'RE EXPECTING THEIR FIRST CHILD. SO THIS IS LEGAL CERTAINTY TO THESE FAMILIES. THERE ARE SEVEN HUNDRED AND TEN THOUSAND ESTIMATED HOUSEHOLDS THAT HAVE SAME SEX COUPLES WHO ARE MARRIED AND THAT WAS REALLY QUITE A LEGAL JOLT TO ALL OF THESE FAMILIES WHEN JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS MUSED IN HIS COURT OPINION THAT PERHAPS IT'S TIME TO REVISIT THIS GAY MARRIAGE RULING THAT THAT COURT HAD ISSUED IN 2015. NOW, OF COURSE, THE WAY THAT THIS WORKS RIGHT NOW, SAME SEX COUPLES HAVE THE RIGHT IN EVERY STATE "ABC NEWS LIVE" CRIME WITH LINSEY DAVIS STREAMING WEEKNIGHTS. SO GLAD YOU'RE STREAMING WITH US HERE. ON ABC NEWS. WELL, PERU HAS OUSTED ITS PRESIDENT, PEDRO CASTILLO, A RAPID FALL FROM POWER AFTER HIS REBELLIOUS ATTEMPT TO DISSOLVE PERU'S CONGRESS JUST HOURS AFTER CASTILLO WAS IMPEACHED. AND ARRESTED, THE COUNTRY'S CONGRESS SWORE IN THE FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD PERU AS PRESIDENT. CASTILLOS VICE PRESIDENT. AND AFTER MORE THAN 60 YEARS, PROGRESS IN PHILADELPHIA, OLDEST UNSOLVED HOMICIDE CASE USING DNA ANALYSIS, POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED A LITTLE BOY THAT WAS KILLED IN NINETEEN FIFTY SEVEN AS JOSEPH AGUSTA ZERILLI, WIDELY KNOWN AS THE BOY IN THE BOX. INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THAT HE WAS NO MORE AND SIX YEARS OLD WHEN HE WAS FOUND. >> HE WOULD HAVE BEEN SIXTY NINE YEARS OLD TODAY. WELL, THE FDA AUTHORIZING A NEW COVID-19 BOOSTER SHOT FOR KIDS AS YOUNG AS SIX MONTHS. THAT BOOSTER WILL HELP FIGHT AGAINST SOME VARIANTS OF THE OMICRON VARIANT. CHILDREN ARE NOW ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE BOOSTER AT LEAST TWO MONTHS FROM THE COMPLETION OF THEIR PRIMARY SERIES OR AFTER RECEIVING A SEPARATE BOOSTER DOSE STRAIGHT AHEAD. INSIDE A ROYAL RECKONING, HARRY AND MEGHAN'S TELL ALL DOCU SERIES DROPPING OVERNIGHT. WE'LL TALK WITH A ROYAL INSIDER ABOUT THE INTIMATE MOMENTS BEHIND THEIR PALACE EXIT NEXT. . >> I'M WELL. UNTOLD STORIES INSIDE SECRETS. NETFLIX RELEASED THE FIRST THREE EPISODES OF PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN'S DOCUMENTARY SERIES. THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED EPISODES DOCUMENT THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX UPBRINGING. THEIR LOVE STORY AND, OF COURSE, THEIR NEW LIVES IN CALIFORNIA. ABC NEWS ROYAL CONTRIBUTOR ROBERT JOBSON JOINING US FOR MORE. SO, ROBERT, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR FIRST REACTION TO THE FIRST THREE EPISODES, DID IT DELIVER WHAT IT WAS PROMOTING? >> WELL, IT MUST HAVE BEEN, I THINK, THE OPRAH INTERVIEW AND CERTAINLY MORE TRUTHFUL, MORE SHOCKS THE REVELATIONS. I THINK THAT THIS WAS DAMAGING TO THE ROYAL FAMILY, BUT NOT IN THE SAME WAY THAT THE PREVIOUS INTERVIEW WAS. I FOUND IT UNCOMFORTABLE VIEWING IT AT TIMES, PARTICULARLY DURING THE MOMENT WITH THE MIKE LINDELL, WITH THE TAI HERNANDEZ, NOT LOOKING VERY MENTALLY WELL, REALLY. AND THEN HARRY NOT EVEN KNOW WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK IT WAS. THOSE SHOTS WERE TAKEN VERY EARLY ON AFTER THEIR DEPARTURE FROM THE PALACE AND THE ROYAL LIFE. AND THEY LOOKED SHELL SHOCKED VERY OVER SOME WELL. SO I OKAY, THEY SEEMED TO BE THEN IT WAS ABOUT MORE FRANK AND DEEP LOOK INTO THEIR LOVE LIVES AND THEIR THEIR MARRIAGE AND HOW THEY FELL IN LOVE. BUT THERE WERE NO REAL I MEAN, THERE WAS AN ATTACK, AGAIN, AGAINST THE ROYAL FAMILY SAYING THAT THERE WAS THERE'S A RACIST ELEMENT THERE. THERE WAS THERE WERE OBVIOUSLY THERE WAS WHITE STUDENTS, WHITE SORT OF THE KING AND WILLIAM AND CATHERINE SUGGESTING THAT THE MAGGIE RULLI HARRY WERE IN LOVE. BUT BUT THE ROYAL MOUSE, THE FAMILY HAVE TO GET WOMEN THAT FIT THE MOLD, WHICH SUGGESTS THEY'RE NOT IN LOVE, WHICH I'M SURE THEY WILL DISAPPEAR. BUT ERM IT WAS INTERESTING TO WATCH THE NEXT TWO EPISODES WILL BE JUST AS INTERESTING. >> SO YOU SAY YOU THOUGHT IT IS DEFINITELY DAMAGING. >> CAN YOU BE SPECIFIC? >> WELL, I THINK WHEN YOU'RE MAKING ALLEGATIONS AGAIN OF RACISM AGAINST THE INSTITUTION OF MONARCHY, ITS CULTURE IS KIND OF AN IMPACT. BUT I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT PRINCE WILLIAM AT THE MOMENT HAS BEEN INSTRUCTED BY THE KING TO TRY TO IMPROVE DIVERSITY PROBLEMS GOING ON AT THE PALACE OF ITS 80% OF THE STAFF FROM ETHNIC MINORITY BACKGROUNDS. AND AS I WILL, AT LEAST DOUBLE THAT VERY SHORTLY, AND THAT THEY WANT TO REFLECT THE SOCIETY THAT THEY SERVE. >> SO I THINK THAT TODAY THEIR COMMENTS ABOUT THAT AREN'T DAMAGING. BUT ULTIMATELY, I DON'T THINK IT WAS AS A PROBLEMATIC ACTUALLY, AS THE INTERVIEW. >> AND THAT WAS SORT OF WHAT CRITICS WERE SAYING THAT IT WAS. IT DIDN'T REALLY PROVIDE WHAT IT WAS PROMOTING. WELL, THE OPENING MONOLOGUE FOR THE DOCUMENTARY WAS FILMED ON THE SAME DAY THAT MEGAN HUGHES ACTUALLY LEFT THE FIRM. >> I WANT TO PLAY A BIT OF THAT QUICKLY. AND I SAW HERE ON AND SO ON. SO THERE'S SOMETHING OF MARCH. WE'VE JUST FINISHED TWO WEEKS ON THAT FINAL STUNT OF ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS. IT'S REALLY HARD TO LOOK BACK ON IT NOW AND GO, WHAT ON EARTH HAPPENED? WHAT ON EARTH HAPPENED? SO HOW IS THE PALACE RESPONDING AND HOW ARE PEOPLE IN THE UK RESPONDING TO GET INVOLVED IN THE FOR TAT CONVERSATION ON THIS? BECAUSE THIS IS GOING

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