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Royal Bolling, Sr. at a legislative hearing
[Legislative hearing on anti-discrimination legislation]
Original Airdate: 3/28/1985

Length: 00:32:22
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
The Commerce and Labor Committee of the Massachusetts State Legislature holds a hearing on proposed legislation barring sexual harassment and discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. Royal Bolling Sr. (State Senator) testifies in favor of the legislation. Bolling says that legislators must guarantee protection and equal rights for all citizens. Suzanne Bumps (State Representative) testifies in favor of legislation barring sexual harassment. Bumps defines sexual harassment and talks about the its effect on women in the workplace. John Olver (State Senator) and Thomas Vallely (State Representative) testify in favor of the legislation. Vallely says that legislators must fight one of the last remaining civil rights battles by banning discrimination on the grounds of sexual preference. Vallely talks about a proposed amendment barring religious organizations from some aspects of civil rights law; he says that such an amendment is unnecessary. Peter Morin (State Representative) asks Vallely a question about language used in the legislation. Vallely talks about other exceptions granted under the proposed legislation. John Businger (State Representative) testifies in favor of the legislation. Businger talks about the need to make citizens aware of their civil rights by posting anti-discrimination policy and legislation. George Bachrach (State Senator) testifies in favor of the legislation.

Format : Tape 3647   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 100938 
VHS cassette 102197 
Betacam cassette 102225 
digital betacam cassette 91690 

Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
State governments

Subject : Personal Names
Bachrach, George
Bolling, Royal, Sr.
Bump, Suzanne
Businger, John
Morin, Peter
Olver, John
Vallely, Thomas

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Massachusetts State Legislature

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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