Gypsy Law

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Gypsy Law - House Votes To Repeal Gy P s y low HARRISBURG,...
House Votes To Repeal Gy P s y low HARRISBURG, Pa, (UPI) Under two archaic state laws, local >, governments can require the licensing licensing of "gypsies" or run them out of town. Although the laws are unenforceable, unenforceable, the House Wednesday approved legislation to repeal the statutes. The measure was Introduced Introduced by House Speaker LeRoy Irvls, DAIlegheny, at the'request of the Anti-Defamation League. "We had no Idea those laws were still on the books in Pennsylvania," said House Parliamentarian 'Clancy Myer "1 don't know that they've been enforced in recent years," said Barry Morrison, ' ADL's Philadelphia regional director. "I don't see where there's any harm in repealing them." "They are an offense to the gypsy people," said Grattari Puxon of Los Angeles, vice president of the U.S. Roman! Council. "It's an affront as it would be against any other minority group." The" word gypsy-traditionally has been used to describe a wandering Caucasian with dark skin and black

Clipped from Tyrone Daily Herald11 Feb 1986, TuePage 4

Tyrone Daily Herald (Tyrone, Pennsylvania)11 Feb 1986, TuePage 4
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