The success and momentum of homophobic bigotry encourage California State Senator John Briggs to get Proposition 6 (an anti-gay teacher proposal) on the November ballot. Jim Highland assisted by Sister Eileen DeLong and Father Jim Fleck, forms Catholics for Human Dignity (CHD), the first statewide political lobby for Catholics advocating human rights for gay and lesbian people. CHD designs a button that helps raise almost $15,000 to educate and politicize Catholics around the gay rights issue. CHD also awards its Pro Patria et Ecclesia award to leaders who oppose the Proposition including Governors Jerry Brown and Ronald Reagan, Mayor Tom Bradley and members of the Los Angeles City Council. Proposition 6 is defeated.