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In the mid-70s, Joe Acanfora, a science teacher in the Montgomery County, MD public schools was fired after he was revealed to be gay. In this article, Aiken summarized the case to date with comments on the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals…

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In the mid-70s, Joe Acanfora, a science teacher in the Montgomery County, MD public schools was fired after he was revealed to be gay. In this article, Aiken discussed the support of the National Education Association for Acanfora's legal struggle.

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In the mid-70s, Joe Acanfora, a science teacher in the Montgomery County, MD public schools was fired after he was revealed to be gay. In this article, Aiken discussed the US Supreme Court's decision not to grant a certiori in the case.

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Aiken reported the initial success of the Gay Activists Alliance in removing funding for the Metropolitan Police Department's Prostitution, Perversion and Obscenity squad which had entrapped many homosexuals. The article demonstrates the use of the…

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Aiken discused the ramifications of the prosecution of local gay lawyer Joe Stewart for cruising in a DC park.

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Aiken assessed the results of a meeting between Mayor Washington and the Gay Activists Alliance in the wake of a police raid on the Club Baths the previous month.

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Aiken detailed the implementation of a new DC law stating that sexual orientation could not be a conclusive consideration for deciding child custody issues.

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Aiken reported unanimous passage by the DC Council of law eliminating sex discriminatory language from many sections of the DD legal code, including issues of child custody affecting the gay community.

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Ttypescript of article on D.C. officials decision to stop using plainclothes policemen in gay cruising areas

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Aiken saw a major expansion of local gay political influence as a meeting with Mayor Washington moved six major issues forward.

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Aiken covered the recent failed campaign to bring civil rights protections to the gay community in suburban Fairfax County, VA.

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Typescript of article outlining the overt racism from the bar owners toward African American customers that bar tender Jeff Blake of the Grand Central observed.

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Typescript of news article about the Regency Health Club and its owner, David Harris written by David Aiken for the Friends Radio Program.

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Aiken summarized the efforts of Maryland gays to win approval of an employment rights bill.

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draft of article on the ruling of a three judge panel on the Pentagon's intimate questions of three gay men being interviewed for security clearances.

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draft of article on changes in the U.S. Civil Service rules that ended differential evaluation of gay applicants.

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draft of article on court ruling to reinstate two gay U.S. Civil Service staff members who had been fired for their sexuality.

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draft of article on the end of the U.S. Civil Service ban on hiring gay employees

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draft article on efforts to convince the United States Commission on Civil Rights to claim authority over cases involving discrimination based on homosexuality.

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draft article on conference organized by the Gay Activists Alliance on gay rights and the federal government.

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