Baltimore Gay Alliance Legal Action Committee Activities flyer on Bill number 921

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flyer describing the actions of the Baltimore Gay Alliance in regards to a bill to ban anti-gay discrimination in employment introduced to the Maryland legislature by Delegate Bert Booth.

Source

David Aiken Papers and Photographs

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application/pdf

Language

English

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Coverage

Baltimore (Md.)

Original Format

printed flyer

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Immediate Release

BALTIMORE GAY ALLIANCE
P.O. Box# 13438 Baltimore, Maryland 21203

phone 235-HELP

LEGAL ACTION COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES 1977

Delegate Bert Booth has announced that she will
reintroduce her bill (last year's HB 1004) to ban anti-gay
discrimination in employment by amending the Human Relations Code of Maryland, Article 49B. Last year, the bill was soundly defeated in the House Judiciary Committee after Maryland gay groups got off to a late start in their lobbying efforts.

This year, work has begun earlier. Delegate Booth is
working with BGA and law students at U. Md., among others, to prepare testimony and lobbying. The Legal Action Committee of BGA, in cooperation with local gay organizations, NGTF and GAA of D.C., is attempting to reach all areas of the state to organize letter-writing and personal lobbying. In addition, we are gathering evidence of discrimination and taking a survey of local employers to find their attitudes toward hiring gays.

Support from local civic and professional groups has been
solicited, and NOW will be helping to circulate literature.
We have been fortunate in finding a contact person
to distribute literature in Kent County, but we still need
persons to write their representatives from the less urban
sections of Maryland. There is also an urgent need for persons willing to testify in Annapolis about their own experiences with employment discrimination.

Contact numbers (not for publication):
Tim Tasker 296-3172
Gail Vivino 243-2745
Dana Rethemeyer 752-1554

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/1514/archive/files/cb8d730edc219086d72933e82cd8b626.pdf

Citation

Baltimore Gay Alliance, “Baltimore Gay Alliance Legal Action Committee Activities flyer on Bill number 921,” Rainbow History Project Digital Collections, accessed July 15, 2024, https://archives.rainbowhistory.org/items/show/667.

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