"Partner Benefits for Gay UC Staff Advance" (Nov. 21) gives the impression that there was no opposition to the speakers who endorsed the plan to give health benefits to the same-sex partners of UC employees. At least two dozen public speakers were heard from, every one of whom spoke for the proposal. I was part of a contingent that vociferously booed speakers who came to the microphone and backed the plan (after they finished their presentation). Regents Chairwoman Meredith Khachigian cut off additional public comments after one hour. She made no attempt to hear from the other side.
I rose and openly complained, stating that my name was on the speaker's list, asking why someone with an opposing view would not be allowed to speak. My plea fell on deaf ears.