"Rump Session" Sodomy Repeal Project [film]


"Rump Session" includes footage from the DC Council debate and vote on repealing the sodomy laws, December 1, 1992. The amendment to repeal failed 5-5-3, and gay rights activists were evicted from the Council chambers.

Table Of Contents

00:00 Intro
01:31 -- The Bottleneck. Wilhelmina Rolark.
02:47 -- The Process. John L. Ray.
06:03 -- The Institution. Hilda Mason.
10:38 -- The Outcome. 5 Yes, 5 No, 3 Absent. Amendment fails.
11:03 -- Harold Brazil Speaks
11:06 -- Shouting from audience. (Frank Kameny Voice?)
12:10 -- Hilda Mason swears and storms out of hearing


Joe Machado, City Cable 16
Steven Reichert, Sodomy Repeal Project
Todd Baham, The Video Editor

Access Rights


Michael P. Brinkman, 1993., “"Rump Session" Sodomy Repeal Project [film],” Rainbow History Project Digital Collections, accessed May 21, 2024, https://archives.rainbowhistory.org/items/show/1727.

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