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Head and Master Law (1977)

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1977-06-03

Duration: 00:11:07

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1977 | Louisiana. Legislature | LEGISLATION | Politics | Marriage | Community property | Head and Master Laws | Women's rights

Contributors:

  • George, Beth Host
  • Casey, Tom Speaker
  • Riley, Janet Speaker
  • Gerard, Richard Speaker
  • Pascal, Robert Speaker

Description

This segment from the June 3, 1977, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a “Viewpoint” report on two proposed plans that would repeal the state’s current “Head and Master” law by changing the community property laws related to marriage. The current “Head and Master” law defines the husband as the head and master of a household and, therefore, in control of a couple’s property. Host: Beth George