June 30, 1992: Reform Party's Perot alienates gays.
Perot justified his antigay cabinet ban by saying, "I don't want anybody there [who] will be a point of controversy with the American people. It will distract from the work to be done." But as William Schneider, a political analyst for the policy group American Enterprise Institute, told The Advocate, "It's like saying that if most people don't want to live with blacks, it's fine to kick them out of schools and neighborhoods. If that's what he thinks, it means he's a crude kind of populist."
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|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Nov 9, 1999|
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