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Briggs had sponsored Proposition 6 (also known as the Briggs Initiative) for the 1978 General Election. Adoption of Prop. 6 would have made it possible to fire teachers based on homosexual acts or activities. The Briggs campaign singled out Berner, a second grade school teacher for the Healdsburg Union Elementary Schools in Healdsburg, California. In 1979, after the Briggs Initiative failed, Berner brought suit against Briggs for defamation of character. The case settled in Berner's favor in 1982.This audio cassette includes Larry Berner discussing Briggs.
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Referendum--California Gay liberation movement--California--San Francisco Gay men--California--Political activity Gay teachers--California Gays--Legal status, laws, etc.--California Homophobia in employment--California Homosexuality and education--California Lesbians--Legal status, laws, etc.--California Briggs, John V., 1930- Berner, Lawrence, 1940-1995
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