Article Title

Springfield gets 'sign' of protest

Authors

Newspaper

The Register-Guard (Eugene)

Date

5-27-1992

Location

Springfield, Oregon

Participants

Bill Morrissette, Mayor; Robert DeuPree, Police Chief

Photo Description

Mayor Bill Morrisette stands near the city's welcome sign, showing "People, Pride"

Photo Caption

Springfield Mayor Bill Morrisette stands in front of the city's welcome sign, where someone carefully replaced the word "progress" with "prejudice."

Abstract

The City of Springfield’s welcome sign was vandalized in reaction to the passage of an anti-gay measure. The sign usually reads, “People, Pride, Progress,” but the last word was changed to “Prejudice” by an angry protestor. The measure, sponsored by the Oregon Citizens Alliance, amends the Springfield charter to prohibit city government from promoting or facilitating homosexuality. Supporters of the measure oppose special legal rights for homosexuals.

Keywords

censorship, challenges, homosexuality

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