EDITORIAL: Bias may cost S.F. HUD dollars

August 14, 1998
On July 29, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed a provision, introduced by Frank Riggs, R-Windsor, that would strip San Francisco of federal housing money, totaling $65 to 265 million. Riggs introduced the measure to punish San Francisco for The City's policy requiring any company with which it does business to offer
domestic partner benefits to employees.
     Riggs' curious message - that equality is an ideal to be fought against vigorously - is a dangerous one. The denial of public funds to San Francisco flies in the face of the right of citizens to enjoy the basic freedoms and benefits afforded by their community without discrimination.