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Finding aid of the William E. Weinberger Collection on the Law and Gay and Lesbian Rights
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Series 1:  Lawyers for Human Rights 1985-1991

Physical Description: 8 folders.

Series Scope and Content

The series consists of board meetings minutes, 1985-1991, of Lawyers for Human Rights, the lesbian and gay bar association of Los Angeles, on whose Board of Governors served from 1984 to 1991. The series also includes a few related miscellaneous documents, such as clippings and amicus curiae briefs.
Box 1 : 1-6

Board of Governor's Minutes 1985-1991

Physical Description: 6 folders.
Box 2 : 1

List of speakers, clippings 1986-1987

Box 1 : 7

Miscellaneous documents 1985-1986

 

Series 2:  National Gay Rights Advocates 1983-1990

Physical Description: 14 folders.

Series Scope and Content

The series consists of files collected by Weinberger while he was a member National Gay Rights Advocates (NGRA), including his years on the board of directors, 1987-1988. The NGRA was a non-profit public interest law firm, which brought legal action and educated attorneys to end discrimination based on sexual orientation. It closed its doors in May 1991. The files include amicus curiae briefs, correspondence, minutes, proposals, and press releases.
Box 1 : 8

United States Military case correspondence 1983

Box 2 : 2-3

American Automobile Association correspondence 1984-1986

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 2 : 4

Board of Director's minutes 1987-1988

Box 1 : 9-11

General correspondence 1988-1990

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 1 : 12

General documents 1988

Box 1 : 13

Employment agreement, Jean O'Leary 1988

Box 1 : 14

Coming Out Day proposal 1988

Box 1 : 15

Press releases 1988-1990

Box 1 : 16-17

Central planning committee memorandum and correspondence 1989

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 2 : 5

Litigation committee, Johnson v. Seafirst Bank case 1990

 

Series 3:  Lavender Law: The National Conference on Lesbian and Gay Legal Issues 1988-1997

Physical Description: 18 folders.

Series Scope and Content

The series consists of materials from the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association's biennial Lavender Law National Conference on Lesbian and Gay Legal Issues. The conference reviews how the law impacts lesbians and gays across a wide variety of topics including AIDS, civil rights, criminal law, domestic partnership, employment, estate planning, family law, immigration, right to marry, and transgender law. The documents in the series are the prepared reference materials, including panel information, presentation outlines, copies of decisions, and clippings.
Box 1 : 18-20

Sourcebook 1988

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 1 : 21-23

Resource book 1990

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 1 : 24-29 ; 3 : 1-6

Conference materials 1992

Physical Description: 12 folders.
Box 1 : 24-26

1992

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 1 : 27-29

1994

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 3 : 1-6

1997

Physical Description: 6 folders.
 

Series 4:  Other Organization and Conference Materials 1985-1995

Physical Description: 9 folders.

Series Scope and Content

The series contains other organization and conference materials including manuals, minutes, notes, reference materials and Weinberger's résumé. The organizations represented include the Coalition to Pass A.B. 1 (the "Gay Rights Bill" authored by Assemblymen Art Agnos and Mike Roos), the Lambda Lawyers Roundtable, previously known as the Lambda Activists' Legal and Educational Round Table (Lambda ALERT), and the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association (NLGLA). The conference materials include correspondence, registration, and reference materials from the 1988 War Conference, Washington, D.C., a meeting of gays and lesbians organized to strengthen the community and political movement.
Box 3 : 7

Assembly Bill 1 Coalition 1985

Box 3 : 8

Lambda Lawyers Roundtable (Lambda Activists' Legal and Educational Round Table, Lambda ALERT) 1986-1987

Box 2 : 6-9

War Conference 1988

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 3 : 9

Résumé 1993

Box 3 : 10-12

National Lesbian and Gay Law Association (NLGLA), Board of Directors Policies and Procedures Manual 1995

Physical Description: 3 folders.
 

Series 5:  Reference Materials 1983-1998

Physical Description: 17 folders.

Series Scope and Content

The series of reference materials includes documents such as amicus curiae briefs, judgments, memoranda, opinions, and reports. The series is arranged chronologically, followed by files of miscellaneous documents found loose in the collection, including clippings, correspondence, newsletter, notes, and reports.
Box 3 : 13

First Amendment: Regulation of Video Games 1983

Box 3 : 14

Bowers v. Hardwick 1985-1986

Box 3 : 15

Gates v. Benson 1986

Box 3 : 16

Amnesty International and Homosexuality summary report 1987

Box 3 : 17

Watkins v. United States Army 1988

Box 3 : 18

Cost Estimates for Healthcare Coverage of Domestic Partners of San Francisco City Workers 1991

Box 3 : 19

Report of the Subcommittee on Domestic Partners' Benefits, University Committee on Faculty and Staff Benefits 1992

Box 3 : 20

Hollywood Supports AIDS in the Workplace Seminar 1992

Box 3 : 21

March on Washington Lobby Days 1993

Box 3 : 22

We will get what we ask for: Why legalizing gay and lesbian marriage will not "dismantle the legal structure of gender in every marriage" 1993

Box 3 : 23

"Breaking Down Barriers: Overcoming Discrimination in the Legal Profession for Attorneys with Disabilities and Lesbian and Gay Attorneys" (American Bar Association Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities) 1994

Box 3 : 24-26

Los Angeles County Bar Association: Committee on Sexual Orientation Bias Report 1994

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 3 : 27

Manual of Model Policies and Programs to Achieve Equality of Opportunity in the Legal Profession (The Bar Association of San Francisco) 1994

Box 3 : 28

Assessment of the Legal Needs of People Living with HIV and AIDS in Los Angeles County (HIV Legal Services Delivery Project for Los Angeles County) 1995

Box 3 : 29

Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Employment: A Guide to Remedies (HIV Legal Services Delivery Project for Los Angeles County) 1998

Box 2 : 10

Miscellaneous 1985-1998

Box 4 : 1 (Oversize)

Clippings 1985-1988