Betty Roberts discusses Anti Sex Discrimination Bill, 1969

Roberts discusses her anti sex discrimination bill with Keith Skelton during the 1969 State Senate session. Skelton told Roberts the House labor committee was working on a similar bill submitted by Constance McCready, prohibiting racial discrimination. He proposed amending the bill to include gender as well as race, and it passed the House with that language. Roberts advocated for a fair hearing in the Senate labor committee. Roberts and McCready both testified in front of the committee. Roberts describes a sexist comment made by a senator and her response. Click to listen to Roberts' oral history, move time marker to 11:48.