Date: Thu, 3 Mar 1994 09:41:06 CDT From: Randy Roberts Subject: Family in the gay sense Text item: Text_1 A quick look in the Peter Tamony Collection has produced three cites for "homosexual family." San Francisco Examiner, 15 April 1980, p. 1 continued on page 10. "A Hard Look/Hot controversy for conference: What is a family?" This story revolves around Carter's White House Conference on Families. "[Alec] Velasquez said he asked those appointing delegates to consider the diversity of Califronia in making their selections 'representative of the socioeconomic and the ethnic population of the state and the broad and distinct types of families, the single-parent families, the unwed families, gay families, intact families, blended families.'" California Living Magazine, part of the San Francisco Sunday Examiner and Chronicle, 15 June 1980, p. 20ff. "A Day With Bruno Bettelheim" An essay by Jim Jacobs about Bettelheim's talk at the University of California Extension Center auditorium entitled "Reflections of the Family." "He [Bettleheim] bellows a response to the very first question, put forth by a woman in a quiet, timid voice: 'Would you comment on the homosexual family and . . .' 'A homosexual family is not viable,' he shouts." San Francisco Examiner, 6 December 1982, p. B2. An article entitled "Supervisor's idea of a 'family.'" An article about Supervisor Quentin Kopp's resolution celebrating the role of the family in American life. "There are a number of interpersonal relationships in San Francisco that pass for 'families'. Indeed, the Board of Supervisors, to the embarrassment of The City, has passed an ordinance offered by gay Supervisor Harry Britt endorsing that concept. It would provide, in The City's administrative code, that unwed 'domestic partners,' both heterosexual and homosexual, could enjoy the same legal benefits as city employees who are pledged to the traditional marriage." Randy Roberts Western Historical Manuscript Collection University of Missouri-Columbia robertsr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]