Civil Rights Amendments Act of 1979, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session, October 10, 1980   [open pdf - 121MB]

This is the October 10, 1980 hearing on "Civil Rights Amendments Act of 1979," held before the Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities of the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor. From the opening statement of Augustus F. Hawkins: "Today we are here to solicit testimony on a bill, introduced by my colleague from New York, Congressman Ted Weiss, which addresses the unjust discrimination against homosexual men and lesbian women. The purpose of this bill is simply to guarantee that an irrelevant factor, such as one's sexual orientation, will not be a criterion used to deny housing, access to public facilities, or used to fire or refuse employment to an otherwise qualified individual. This bill merely guarantees basic civil rights--rights taken for granted by most of us." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Art Agnos, John Burton, Gwenn Craig, Raymond W. Hartman, Delores Huerta, Judd Marmor, Charles A. McIlhenny, Grant Mickins, and Cecil Williams.

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