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Larry Berner Discussing Briggs Initiative
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San Francisco Public Library
California Revealed from San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
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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.
Audio cassette
1 Tape of 1
GLC 75
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
San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco History Center
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