CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1988
After 120 protesters objected to an ordinance banning discrimination against AIDS victims, Pasadena's ruling body postponed a scheduled vote on final approval of the measure. The Pasadena Board of Directors put off the vote until next week to allow more testimony after the appearance of about 120 protesters who said the ordinance was morally wrong and a danger to public health.
August 11, 1988
The Board of Directors has tentatively approved an ordinance making it illegal to discriminate against people with acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Refusing housing, employment, medical treatment or other services to people because they have AIDS would be a misdemeanor punishable by six months in jail or a $1,000 fine, according to the city attorney's office. The ordinance is primarily aimed at making it easier for people with AIDS to take civil action against violators.