ISSUES: Gay Rights Showdown in Miami

Campaign fever hit Miami and surrounding Dade County last week and press and television reporters moved in to record the frenzy. A key mayoralty election? No. The latest and perhaps final chapter in the struggle over whether to retain Dade County's bitterly debated ordinance outlawing discrimination against homosexuals in housing, employment and public accommodations. This week the county will hold a referendum to decide whether or not to rescind the law. Already the issue has grown into a symbol of the countrywide battle for homosexual rights—pitting the zeal of Singer Anita Bryant, the...

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