Surrounded by Staff, Nancy Reagan “just said no” to Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson with the Reagans, courtesy of the Reagan Library

Rock Hudson with the Reagans, courtesy of the Reagan Library

Mattachine Society researchers discovered these Rock Hudson/Nancy Reagan documents at the Reagan Presidential Library, an illuminating 1985 time capsule from inside the Reagan White House. BuzzFeed did an amazing job reporting–worldwide–and providing the factual context.  It is the Reagan White House nonchalance that galls us the most, in the midst of a raging epidemic.  The Supreme Court should bear this kind of demonstrated animus in mind as they analyze the discrimination in same-sex marriage arguments.