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Proposition 6 Vote No

ID Number: 353
Maker: Artist Unknown
Technique: photocopy
Date Made: 1978
Place Made: United States; United States: California
Measurements: 43.2 cm x 28 cm; 17 in x 11 in
Main Subject: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ)
Materials: Paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Proposition 6 Brought to you by those nice folks in the front of the bus who gave us Slavery, Separate-But-Equal, Lynchings, The Bakke Decision, Tar and Feather Justice, "Yah 'Suh Boss" and The Ghetto. They're after gay teachers this time - But if they win they'll be back for us again. Vote No


Acquisition Number: 1989-001

Copyright Status:
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Exhibition Annotation:
California Proposition 6, (1978) was sponsored by John Briggs, a conservative state legislator from Orange County, and commonly known as The Briggs Initiative. This failed initiative would have banned gays and lesbians, and possibly anyone who supported gay rights, from working in California’s public schools. The Briggs Initiative was the first failure in a movement that started with the successful campaign headed by Anita Bryant and her organization Save Our Children in Dade County, Florida to repeal a local gay rights ordinance. Proposition 6 is a central theme in the 2008 film Milk.



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