Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

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    This is a gay rights hearing with speakers arguing both in favor and opposed to the proposed bill. Those in favor urged the council to allow the parliamentary process to move forward so the bill could be debated and voted on. They argued for equality under the law and the importance of respecting the process. Those opposed expressed concerns about the bill extending homosexual rights beyond government employment, potentially affecting private schools and rentals, and equating homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle. They maintained that homosexuality is not morally or socially equal to heterosexuality. Several speakers share personal life experiences. Eleanor Cooper is featured identifying herself as a spokesperson for Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights and a member of Lesbian Feminist Liberation.

    U-Matic tapes note that the recordings include the following speakers:
    Harrison Goldin
    Feather Keane
    David Dinkins
    Eleanor Cooper
    Abraham Modowitz
    female doctor
    Gay cop
    MOS audience
    Interview with Pat Bond
    Rabbi Dennis M
    Eugenia Lee Hancock
    Robert Selden (cut-off after 1 sentence)
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