Norma Smallwood Georgine R. They thought the cause of civil rights, pretty much alone, would rally voters of conscience. Bryant took her stardom a step forward, using her fame to stand up for an issue close to her heart: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In one short, a woman tells Bryant she can hardly keep enough around the house! On the night of the referendum, people called in to Fruit Puncha gay radio show broadcast across the bay from San Francisco in Berkeley, to express their anger, fear, or despair. U of Nebraska Press.
On June 7, Bryant was successful in overturning the ordinance by more than a 2 to 1 margin.
Today In Gay History: Gay Activist Pies Anita Bryant In the Face
InDade County repudiated Bryant's successful campaign of 20 years earlier and reauthorized an anti-discrimination ordinance protecting individuals from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation by a seven-to-six vote. Bryant became one of the first persons to be publicly " pied " as a political act in her case, on televisionin Des MoinesIowa, in Bryant is still active today running Anita Bryant Ministries International. They were a dream couple, country stylish like Elvis and Priscilla but without the obvious diet pills and demons. Retrieved from " https:
Let she who is without sin cast the first orange. Bryant's husband said that he would not retaliate, but followed the protesters outside and threw a pie at them. The campaign marked the beginning of an organized opposition to gay rights that spread across the nation. How Christians Talk about Homosexuality. Retrieved August 18, But she'll be forever remembered like this: Ina ballot initiative to repeal the law, called Amendment 14, was voted down by 56 percent of the voters.