June 8, 1996 in Nation/World

Gay Protest Won’t Deter Clinton Visit

Compiled From Wire Services

Threatened with protests in San Francisco, President Clinton declared Friday he’s done more for gays than any other president but won’t relax his opposition to homosexual marriages.

“I can’t change that position,” Clinton said. “I have no intention of changing it.”

Clinton’s stand on same-sex marriages has riled many in San Francisco’s large gay community, prompting Mayor Willie Brown to suggest that Clinton cancel a visit Sunday to avoid possible demonstrations. Clinton is to visit the Presidio and attend a fund-raiser at the home of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

Clinton said he would not change his travel plans.

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