June 19, 1990 |
Sweden's Social Welfare Board on Monday proposed giving homosexuals living together almost the same rights as married couples in a move to publicly recognize their relationships and curtail the spread of AIDS. The proposal could become law by July 1, 1992. It would give homosexual couples almost all marital rights except the right to adopt children, the board said.
October 9, 1990 |
There are certain, perfect days that come to San Francisco in early autumn. This was one. No wind, no fog, just a buttery sunshine pouring over the neighborhoods. You could sit on the grass, eat your lunch from a sack, and watch the AIDS people hobble by. There are so many in San Francisco. During lunch hour, a young man emerged from the stoop of his Victorian. A stubble of beard covered his face, and already his arms and legs had gone thin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1991 |
In his traditional white shirt and black bow tie, Arturo Cortes held on to his new wife, Claudia, as they waited to pose for pictures Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. They had just been married in a ceremony that was unusual, in part, because 14 other couples had joined them at the altar. Most of the couples have been living together for years and have children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1991 |
Despite concern over the potential costs of AIDS care, officials said they are confident that providing health insurance for the domestic partners of unmarried city workers will not lead to a budget crisis. San Francisco took a decisive step toward becoming the largest city in the nation to offer the coverage when the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a new health plan.
August 19, 1988 |
The California Supreme Court, refusing to extend unmarried cohabitants a right that the law grants to married couples, Thursday barred a single man from suing for the negligence-related accidental death of his live-in girlfriend. The justices, in a 6-1 decision, rejected a suit for emotional distress and loss of companionship brought by Richard C. Elden, who survived a car crash that took the life of his companion, Linda Eberling, in Pasadena in 1982.