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Lesbian Settles Suit For Bias in Dallas

Description: Newspaper article about Mica England who filed a lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department after they refused to hire her because she was a lesbian and admitted to having broken Texas Penal Code §21.06, which made sexual acts between same sex couples a misdemeanor.
Date: September 16, 1994
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Oologah Grad Becomes Reluctant Gay-Rights Champion

Description: Newspaper article about Mica England who filed a lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department after they refused to hire her because she was a lesbian and admitted to having broken Texas Penal Code §21.06, which made sexual acts between same sex couples a misdemeanor.
Date: April 26, 1992
Creator: McDonald, Mark
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England vs. The City of Dallas, Mack Vines, and the State of Texas

Description: Personal recollections of Mica England about her experience filing a lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department after they refused to hire her because she was a lesbian and admitted to having broken Texas Penal Code §21.06, which made sexual acts between same sex couples a misdemeanor. The text and images were captured from a webpage. Images of England, members of The Dallas Way board of directors, Dallas Police Chief Lupe Valdez, and Dallas Police Major Barbara Hobbs are embedded in the text.
Date: May 10, 2015
Creator: England, Mica & Williams, Paul J.
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Description: Newspaper article about Mica England who filed a lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department after they refused to hire her because she was a lesbian and admitted to having broken Texas Penal Code §21.06, which made sexual acts between same sex couples a misdemeanor. Because the image has been reassembled in PhotoShop from two separate images there is a vertical line running down the center of the article. The article features an image of England standing outside of Dallas City Hall.
Date: November 17, 1991
Creator: Kretz, Steffen
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Challenge To Dallas Police Hiring Policies to Be Filed

Description: A press release concerning Mica England's lawsuit in response to the Dallas Police Department's "anti-gay hiring policies." A cover sheet memoranda is addressed to England and her lawyers, Evan Wolfson and Patrick Wiseman, confirming the details of the press conference.
Date: May 1, 1990
Creator: Waybourn, William
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Mica England Press Kit

Description: Mica England's press kit related to her role as an LGBTQ activist and speaker. England filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department in 1989 when they refused to hire her because she was a lesbian.
Date: 2019~
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Judge Overturns Dallas Police Ban on Homosexuals

Description: Newspaper article about the final judgment in England v. The City of Dallas, Mack Vines, and the State of Texas. The article explains that District Judge Larry Fuller ruled that Texas Penal Code §21.06 was unenforceable as a condition of employment with the Dallas Police Department (DPD) and enjoined the DPD to stop discriminating against homosexual applicants.
Date: February 4, 1992
Creator: Drago, Mike
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Mica Stands Up - and Pays the Price

Description: Newspaper article about Mica England who filed a lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department after they refused to hire her because she was a lesbian and admitted to having broken Texas Penal Code §21.06, which made sexual acts between same sex couples a misdemeanor.
Date: May 4, 1992
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mica England on Larry King Live]

Description: Interview on Larry King Live with Mica England and William Waybourn, of the Dallas Gay Alliance, about England's anti-discrimination lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department who refused to hire her because she is a lesbian. Conservative Republican Congressman Bob Dornan (California) is also interviewed and speaks about why he believes it is problematic to hire gay police officers. Viewers call in with comments and questions for the panelists. There is a promo for a later interview on the same program with Ken Wahl but this interview is not included in the footage.
Date: 1989
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