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Briggs 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 recording includes Larry Berner and Healdsburg community residents discussing their views on Proposition 6, gay and lesbian teachers, and the rights of both teachers and parents. California Audiovisual Preservation Program
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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 Berner, Lawrence, 1940-1995 Briggs, John V., 1930-
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