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This column concerns a 1937 bill sponsored by New York State Senator Edward Coughlin. The senator advocated passage for his bill that provided for the arrest of any woman who stood "at or in front of the bar of any club, hotel or restaurant licensed to sell alcoholic beverages". Coughlin held that any woman found guilty of this pastime should be charged with disorderly conduct. A few other states were also attracted to this legislation; it passed a year later only to be repealed in the early Sixties.

     


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