Kevin And Don Respond To Being Self Loathing

Looking back at their journey from the Stonewall Democratic Club to Log Cabin Republicans, they claim it was one that was actually started by the democrats. After being told that marriage as not a priority on the agenda in 1995, they became disillusioned with the DEMS. For a decade they felt like they did not belong until they met the republicans of the Log Cabin Republican Club and discovered they too shared a dream of marriage equality. This blog is now a digital time capsule of their time as Republicans and moderated by a friend and supporter.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Before You Vote on Prop 8, Ask What Would Reagan Do? Reagan Says Prop 6 Could Be Harmful



Reagan Says Prop 6 Could Be Harmful
San Francisco Chronicle, September 24, 1978
                Former Governor Ronald Reagan declared his opposition to Proposition 6 yesterday, he said the anti-homosexual initiative has “the potential for causing undue harm.”
                “Innocent lives could be ruined” Reagan said in a formal statement urging the defeat of the measure by state Senator John V. Briggs (Rep. Fullerton).
                Reagan said he had been assured by Attorney General Evelle Younger and other legal authorities that California has adequate laws now to protect children from teachers seeking to indoctrinate them into homosexual conduct.
                He protested that Proposition 6 would require school boards to conduct full public hearings every time any teacher is the target of a complaint about homosexual conduct.
                “What if an overwrought youngster, disappointed by bad grades, imagined it was the teacher’s fault and struck out by accusing the teacher of advocating HOMOSEXUALITY?” Reagan asked.
                “The school board, sitting in effect as a court, would have to judge the matter in public.  Innocent lives could be ruined.
                “Under present law, such matters can be investigated first to see if they have merit.”
                Reagan emphasized, “I don’t approve of teaching a so-called gay lifestyle in our schools.”
                But, he went on, “This measure has nothing to do with those so-called gay rights issues in Dade county, Florida and elsewhere, instead, it has the potential of infringing on the basic rights of privacy and perhaps even constitutional rights.”
                “It is cumbersome and has the potential for real mischief.”
Reagan concluded:
                “Proposition 6 is not needed to protect our children. We have that legal protection now.”
                “It could be very costly to implement, and it has the potential for causing undue harm to people.”