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Title Broadside, Vol. 4, No. 10, October 1973
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Date October 1973
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Transcript October 1973 BROADSIDE Page 5 TWPC STATE CONVENTION (continued) Next, resolution #7 passed and put the TWPC on record as supporting the elimination of the legal terminology "head of household". Then the delegates accepted six resolutions dealing generally with sexuality and reproduction. Resolution #8 on rape passed unanimously, calling for the redefinition of the crime, for work against the humiliating treatment of victims, and for women to do case investigation. The delegates moved on resolution #9, dubbed the "lesbian resolution", which resolved to "support civil rights legislation designed to end discrimination based on sexual orientation" and to include "the sense of this resolution. . . in all appropriate TWPC publications and policy statements". Following this, resolution #10 supported lesbian mothers' child custody cases on the basis of parent-to-child relationship rather than parent-to-another-woman relationship. In addition, this resolution called for support in a test case. Somewhere along in here motions were made to reconsider resolution #5, which failed, and to adjourn, which also failed. Delegates continued to leave the hall, although enough caucuses remained for voting to continue under the rules of the convention. Resolution #11 calling for the "repeal of all laws which restrict the sexual privacy or activities of consenting adults" passed quickly. So did resolution #12 which supported the right of men and women, regardless of marital status, to adopt children. Then, with the passage of resolution #13, the TWPC now "favors removal of all laws relating to the act of prostitution per se and, as an interim measure, favors the decriminalization of prostitution". Resolution #14 from the convention's resolution committee was replaced by a similar one from a workshop which put TWPC on record as supporting the United Farmworkers' struggle for a union, their boycotts and picket lines, and their civil rights. By passing resolution #15, delegates committed the TWPC to help the women on strike against Farah Manufacturing Company with the boycott of Farah slacks, the picketing of stores which sell the slacks, and the organizing of a Texas Women's Farah Strike Committee to raise strike funds. Passage of resolution #16 instructed the TWPC to support "the organization of working women into unions which they can control" as well as to help build a better understanding between "the Women's Movement and the trade union movement". Once again a motion for adjournment was made from the floor. This one passed and the delegates filed from the hall. They had passed the first 16 resolutions proposed by the convention's resolutions committee and had gotten hung up on and rejected #35. The impeachment resolution divided the delegates as no other and partly because of that fact and mostly because impeachment of Nixon is big news now, the media remembered it and forgot the resolutions on homestead rights for unmarried adults, help for rape victims, and, well, all the others. Now what? The next step is to somehow intelligently act on the remaining 19 resolutions, involving such topics as child care, national health insurance, women in power in political parties, and religion. continued