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Broadside 1972-10 - Page 1. October, 1972. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 22, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3001/show/2991.

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Title Broadside 1972-10
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date October, 1972
Description Vol. 3 No. 6
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Political activity--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • Periodicals
Language English
Physical Description 10 page periodical
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Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b3767173~S11
Digital Collection Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Item Description
Title Page 1
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Political activity--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b3767173~S11
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Use and Reproduction Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner. For more information please see the UH Digital Library Fair Use policy on the “About” page of this website.
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Transcript how HOUSTON CHAPTER NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN Vol. 3, No. 6 BROADSIDE October 1 972 EQUALITY OR DISCRIMINATION? THE CHOICE IS YOURS April 27, 1971 will stand out as one of the most important days in the history of Texas, for on that day the Texas Legislature passed the Equal Legal Rights Amendment which guarantees that equality under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of sex, race, creed, color or national origin. For the first time in the history of Texas every citizen will be guaranteed the same rights as first class citizens. In November 1972, the people of Texas will be given the opportunity of approving this amendment and it is essential that every citizen work to see that the guarantees of the Equal Legal Rights Amendment are enacted into our State Constitution. Insofar as women are concerned, in very recent sessions of the legislature attempts have been made to pass discriminatory laws -- and sometimes these attempts have been successful. As an example, under the Texas law the husband alone may declare a homestead and he alone may abandon it; and once it is abandoned by the husband it loses its homestead character and will be treated like any other property. (Although a wife is often the person who signs the homestead exemption in the County Tax Collector's office, when she does so, the law presumes she is acting as agent for her husband and should her husband notify the Tax Collector that he wants other property to have the homestead exemption, the wife's declaration would have no effect.) The Constitution of Texas provides the homestead shall never be sold without the signatures of both the husband and wife on the deed. Yet, the courts have held it applies to sales only and that the husband can abandon it without the wife and that he may thereafter sell without her signature. Probably the most shocking of the discriminatory laws is the criminal law which can mean the .onviction of a woman for murder when, under exactly the same circumstances, a male would not be charged with any offense. Article 1220 of the Texas Penal Code provides that when a husband kills his wife's paramour when they are taken in adultery, it is justifiable homicide. There is no penalty for justifiable homicide. If a woman kills her husband's mistress when she takes her husband in adultery, it is murder, and she will have to stand trial for murder. This law has on previous occasions been challenged in the Court of Criminal Appeals, the highest continued on page 7