November 5, 1989 |
Political operatives have been trying in recent days to reinvigorate earthquake-jolted campaigns in Northern California in time for Tuesday's election, but they expected light turn-out and even more hesitation than normal to approve money measures. Although there are no statewide issues on the ballot, scores of local issues throughout California will be decided this Tuesday. In Orange and San Bernardino counties, voters were being asked to pay for highway improvements and transit projects.
November 9, 1996 |
Businesses that contract with the city must extend health insurance and other benefits to the unmarried partners of their workers under legislation signed Friday by Mayor Willie Brown. The ordinance, which takes effect within six months, is expected to affect thousands of private companies doing business with the city. "It's really just a matter of fairness," said city Supervisor Leslie Katz, who introduced the legislation months ago with fellow Supervisor Tom Ammiano. Both are gay.
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August 9, 1990 |
Laguna Beach on Tuesday became the first city in Orange County and one of only a handful in the nation to grant medical benefits to unmarried partners of city employees, including gays and lesbians. Under the new policy, approved unanimously by the City Council, unmarried couples will be eligible for medical and dental coverage already extended to spouses of city employees.
July 7, 1989 |
New York's highest court ruled Thursday that a partner in a long-term homosexual relationship can take over the couple's rent-controlled apartment when the lover who signed the lease dies. In a 4-2 ruling, the Court of Appeals ordered a lower court to reconsider its decision permitting the eviction of a New York City man from a rent-controlled apartment he shared for a decade with his lover, who died.
October 8, 1991 |
Civil liberties lawyers hailed an administrative ruling that a lesbian "spouse" is entitled to sick-leave pay reserved for immediate family members of city workers. A hearing officer of the Denver Career Service Board overturned the city's decision to deny sick leave for a lesbian employee who was caring for her ill "spouse."
July 20, 1997 |
In a decision underscoring sharp differences over homosexual relationships, the Episcopal Church on Saturday narrowly turned back a call for blessing same-sex unions. The razor-thin vote in the church's highest legislative body--the General Convention--was seen as an unmistakable signal that tensions over issues of human sexuality that have dogged the Episcopal Church as well as other denominations are not expected to go away anytime soon.