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Press Conference

CRH clergy held a press conference the morning after the ball…

Public Outcry

Coverage of the press conference sparked public debate…


The debate galvanized gays and lesbians to new levels of…

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Public Outcry Grows

The widespread coverage of the CRH clergy’s press conference sparked unprecedented public debate over police harassment of gay and lesbian persons in San Francisco. The American Civil Liberties Union moved immediately to support the lawyers arrested, marking the first time the ACLU took on a gay rights case.

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Chronicle Reports ACLU Press Conference with Arrested Lawyers

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San Francisco Chronicle, January 6, 1965, page 7.