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NOW News Bay Area Chapter 1984-05 - Page 4. May 1984. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 30, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3384/show/3371.

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(May 1984). NOW News Bay Area Chapter 1984-05 - Page 4. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3384/show/3371

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Title NOW News Bay Area Chapter 1984-05
Publisher National Organization for Women, Bay Area Chapter
Date May 1984
Description Vol. 12 No. 5
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
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Language English
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  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b2332563~S11
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Transcript Lesbian Right Eor all those EOW members who keep asking "why must we keep on talking about the rights of lesbians"? Lesbians are women. Women who because of their sexual preference for members of the same sex are being discriminated against by the laws of this country. If you believe in the rights of minority women to have equal rights and privaleges in this country; if you believe that women should have the right to control their own reproductive life; if you believe that women should not be physically or sexually abused; if you believe that women should not suffer at the poverty level because of the economic injustice of this country; if you believe that no person should be discriminated against because of race or religion...then you may find out that there are a lot of people who disagree with you. NOW members fight discrimination, period. NOW members will fight the discrimination against lesbians for the one and only reason, lesbians are WOMEN who are being discriminated against by society. 'TheHouston Post/Wed., April 18, 1984 * Lawyers ask 5th Circuit Court to revive Texas' anti-gay law NEW ORLEANS (UPI) — A Tex- as law banning homosexual activity should be resurrected because "there is no constitutional right to engage in private, consentual ho* mosexual conduct/' attorneys for a Texas prosecutor said Tuesday. Lawyers representing Potter County District Attorney Danny Hill asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a lower court ruling that threw out the controversial Texas statute, which never has been strictly enforced. Attorneys for Don Baker, a former Dallas teacher who successfully challenged the law, countered that the law was unfair to the estimated 500,000 to 1 million homosexuals in Texas. The 5th Circuit gave no indication when it would rule. U.S. District Judge Jerry Buck- meyer of Dallas ruled in 1982 that the Texas law was unconstitutional. He denied several appeals — some hatched during political campaigns — to reopen the case. Hill's attorneys hope to overturn Buckmeyer's ruling on grounds Baker was ineligible to bring the suit, that the privacy of homosexuals is not a legitimate right and that "morality and decency are legitimate state interests." ^Attorney Roderic Steakley of Dallas said Baker had no right to challenge the law because he "did not lose his job or suffer as a result of" it. Charles Bundren, also of Dallas, claimed a similar Mississippi law was upheld by the 5th Circuit in the mid-1970s and said the U.S. Supreme Court has "not extended the right of privacy to consentual, homosexual acts." A lawyer for a separate group, Dallas Doctors Against AIDS Inc., argued that homosexual contact can and should be controlled because of the public's "compelling interest in the private and public health of its citizens." Baker's attorneys countered that homosexuals have a right of privacy. They claimed the former teacher had a right to sue, because the law infringed upon his freedom, such as "the right to engage in sexual contacts with loved ones."