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STANCE ON GAYS, ABORTION GETS GOLDWATER AN AWARD

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Barry Goldwater has a message for his fellow Republicans: Be nice to gays!

The GOP's 1964 presidential candidate was honored as "civil libertarian of the year" by the Arizona Civil Liberties Union Sunday for speaking out on the abortion issue and against a ban on gays in the military.The former U.S. senator, whose grandson is homosexual, reminded the audience that "the Constitution doesn't say anything about gays . . . it gives us the freedom of speech, it gives us the freedom of association. It gives us other freedoms as long as the expression of those freedoms does not do any harm to anybody else."

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