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“The passing of First Lady Betty Ford marks the loss of one of the most dynamic women to grace the position of First Lady of the United States,” said Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper. “Betty Ford was unwavering in her support for equal rights and inclusion. Her tenure as First Lady was marked with unprecedented candor, honesty and passion, from her personal struggle and later advocacy for breast cancer treatment to her support of substance abuse rehabilitation. Log Cabin Republicans honor her memory with great appreciation for her life’s work and her example of courage and compassion.”

Betty Ford passed away Friday, July 9, 2011 at the age of 93. Log Cabin Republicans are proud to honor the memory of First Lady Betty Ford who will be interred at the Ford presidential museum on July 14 along with her husband on the day that would have been President Gerald Ford’s 98th birthday.


Log Cabin Republicans is the only Republican organization dedicated to representing the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and their allies. The more than 30-year old organization has state and local chapters nationwide, a full-time office in Washington, DC, a federal political action committee and state political action committees.