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"I don't mind the homosexuality

[in All in the Family], I understand it.... Nevertheless, goddamn, I don't think you glorify it on public television, homosexuality, even more than you glorify whores.... You know what happened to the Greeks! Homosexuality destroyed them.... I can't shake hands with anybody from San Francisco."

--President Richard Nixon, launching into a tirade after discussing a gay-themed episode of TV's All in the Family, on recently released White House tape transcripts, as quoted by Chicago Tribune columnist James Warren November 7

"Without Mr. Ammiano in there, I am the mayor of San Francisco as of the day [of the election], and the citizens would have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars."

--San Francisco mayor Willie Brown, expressing dissatisfaction with the democratic process after being forced into a runoff election for mayor with second. place finisher Tom Ammiano, who ran a last minute write-in campaign, as reported by the Associated Press November 5

"Thirteen months ago I was one of those who had the opinion that all crimes were hate crimes. My whole attitude has changed."

--Laramie, Wyo., police commander Dave O'Malley, speaking at a press conference November 8 in support of a federal hate-crimes bill killed by the Republican congressional majority

"I just want you to know, Rich, that I am unashamed, unembarrassed, and proud to work with you."

--John McCain, Republican presidential hopeful and U.S. senator from Arizona, speaking to gay Log Cabin Republicans executive director Rich Tafel, as quoted in the November 9 edition of The Washington Post
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Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 21, 1999
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