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   Simon backs off on gay rights
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Last EditedRP  Sep 04, 2002 04:35pm
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News DateWednesday, September 4, 2002 10:35:44 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionUnder intense pressure from the religious right, GOP candidate for governor Bill Simon on Tuesday dropped his backing for a Gay Pride Day and softened his support for several other gay rights issues.

Simon's reversal came a week after the Los Angeles businessman backed the idea of a statewide Gay Pride Day, said he would not challenge current laws on gay adoption and supported domestic partnership laws as long as they weren't based on sexual orientation.
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