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Univ. of San Francisco Features Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage Advocate at Winter Commencement

The winter commencement ceremony for the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Francisco featured a politician who supports abortion rights and same-sex marriage.

“USF hosts its winter commencement just in time for the holidays,” boasted the Jesuit university. But disturbingly, the University chose USF alumna and San Francisco Supervisor London Breed to speak at the ceremony.

When running for office last year, Breed reportedly answered questions from the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club and checked the “yes” box to answer whether she supported “a woman’s right to choose and access a safe and legal abortion under all circumstances.”

In that same questionnaire, Breed made it clear she opposed parental notification for birth control.

She also explained her support for same-sex marriage: “I opposed California’s Proposition 8, and spend a considerable amount of personal time communicating to voters in the African American community why this proposition must be defended. My Pastor, Rev. Amos Brown and I met with members of the African American Community to make it clear that we both support marriage equality.”

Breed ostentatiously marched in San Francisco’s Pride parade this past summer while dancing on a float in which several men danced lewdly in their underwear around her to rap music. It was regarding the same parade that, earlier this year, The Cardinal Newman Society reported that several official departments at the University of San Francisco not only encouraged students to take part in the parade but also provided free t-shirts to students and their guests who signed up to march.

In 2012, USF honored same-sex marriage advocate David Boies, who was the co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs in the case of Perry v. Brown (now known as Hollingsworth v. Perry),which sought to overturn Proposition 8 and eventually succeeded at the U.S.Supreme Court.

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