1972 Gay Rights Platform

Posted: August 26, 2011 in Corruption, War Against the American Family


The 1972 Gay Rights Platform


In February 1972 the National Coalition of Gay Organizations met at the Armitage Avenue


United Methodist Church in Chicago. An invitation had been sent out to 495 homosexual


organizations across the U.S. to come and prepare a “gay stance for the 1972 elections.”


About 200 individuals from 18 states representing 85 organizations showed up for the two-day


event. Conference participants adopted the 1972 Gay Rights Platform, which included 17 federal


and state “demands.”


For over 30 years it has been the beacon of the homosexual movement in America.

Back in

1972 their demands seemed so outlandish that nobody took them seriously. But gay activists


have been extremely focused and relentless in achieving their goals.


(Notice the bottom goal on the list.)


It gives an interesting perspective. If someone back then had suggested that we would be


discussing this subject today and in the position we’re in, it would not only have been considered


unbelievable, it truly would have been beyond the ability of the average person to imagine it.




Federal Level:




Amend all federal Civil Rights Acts, other legislation and government controls to

prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and public







.Issuance by the President of an executive order prohibiting the military from excluding

for reasons of their sexual orientation, persons who of their own volition desire entrance


into the Armed Services; and from issuing less-than-fully-honorable discharges from


homosexuality; and the upgrading to fully honorable all such discharges previously


issued, with retroactive benefits.





Issuance by the President of an executive order prohibiting discrimination in the federal

civil service because of sexual orientation, in hiring and promoting; and prohibiting


discriminations against homosexuals in security clearances.





Elimination of tax inequities victimizing single persons and same-sex couples.




Elimination of bars to the entry, immigration and naturalization of homosexual aliens.




Federal encouragement and support for sex education courses, prepared and taught by

Gay women and men, presenting homosexuality as a valid, healthy preference and


lifestyle as a viable alternative to heterosexuality.


7. Appropriate executive orders, regulations and legislation banning the compiling,


maintenance and dissemination of information on an individual’s sexual preferences,


behavior, and social and political activities for dossiers and data banks.


8. Federal funding of aid programs of Gay men’s and women’s organizations designed to


alleviate the problems encountered by Gay women and men which are engendered by an


oppressive sexist society.


9. Immediate release of all Gay women and men now incarcerated in detention centers,


prisons and mental institutions because of sexual offense charges relating to victimless


crimes or sexual orientation; and that adequate compensation be made for the physical


and mental duress encountered; and that all existing records relating to the incarceration


be immediately expunged.



State Level:




All federal legislation and programs enumerated in Demands 1, 6, 7, 8 and 9 above

should be implemented at the State level where applicable.





Repeal of all state laws prohibiting private sexual acts involving consenting persons;

equalization for homosexuals and heterosexuals for the enforcement of all laws.





Repeal all state laws prohibiting solicitation for private voluntary sexual liaisons; and

laws prohibiting prostitution, both male and female.





Enactment of legislation prohibiting insurance companies and other state-regulated

enterprises from discriminating because of sexual orientation, in insurance and in


bonding or any other prerequisite to employment or control of one’s personal demesne.





Enactment of legislation so that child custody, adoption, visitation rights, foster

parenting, and the like shall not be denied because of sexual orientation or marital status.





Repeal of all laws prohibiting transvestism and cross-dressing.




Repeal of all laws governing the age of sexual consent.

8. Repeal of all legislative provisions that restrict the sex or number of persons entering into


a marriage unit; and the extension of legal benefits to all persons who cohabit regardless


of sex or numbers.


“The greatest single victory of the gay movement over the past decade has been to shift the


debate from behavior to identity, thus forcing opponents into a position where they can be seen


as attacking the civil rights of homosexual citizens.”


From “The Homosexualization of America”, by homosexual activist Dennis Altman




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