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June 26, 1989 | Gregory Crouch, Times Staff Writer
As of April 30, 1,049 people in Orange County were known to have contracted AIDS. Of that number, 614 had died. For some, the despair associated with terminal illness is aggravated by the loss of their jobs, or the fear that they might lose them. Federal and state laws prohibit such discrimination against those with acquired immune deficiency syndrome--and also against those infected with the HIV virus that causes AIDS--but the process of seeking redress can take so long that the patient can die before the case is heard.
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May 29, 1992 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John J. Duran says he wants to be part of the Berman-Waxman political organization. It could happen, but the West Hollywood attorney may not have chosen the best way to go about it. Duran, 32, who led the gay and lesbian community's ultimately futile effort to ban job discrimination on grounds of sexual preference, is challenging five-term Assemblyman Burt Margolin in the Democratic primary Tuesday in the 42nd Assembly District, which covers parts of the San Fernando Valley and the Westside.
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July 15, 1990
Re "Dannemeyer Enjoys Tilting at Windmills" (July 11): When I listen to Rep. William E. Dannemeyer, I am reminded of the famous quotation from the Joseph McCarthy hearings: "Have you no shame, sir?" I have always wanted to believe that he is just a man with strong religious convictions. But his vote against the Americans With Disabilities Act portrays who he really is. He is truly the modern-day Pharisee boldly proclaiming his self-righteousness with pride. When given the opportunity to assist the sick and needy, he turned his back with arrogance.
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May 28, 1992 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John J. Duran says he wants to be part of the Berman-Waxman political organization. It could happen, but the West Hollywood attorney may not have chosen the best way to go about it. Duran, 32, who led the gay and lesbian community's ultimately futile effort to ban job discrimination on grounds of sexual preference, is challenging five-term Assemblyman Burt Margolin in the Democratic primary Tuesday in the Westside-San Fernando Valley 42nd Assembly District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1990
At last I have been provided with a definition of "special privileges" for gays and lesbians from Rep. Bill Dannemeyer (Letters, April 1). According to Dannemeyer, gays may not enjoy the special privileges of legally recognized marriages, adopting children, unlimited military service or filing a joint tax return. I never realized that domestic relations, child-rearing or military status had reached the level of special status available only to certain citizens. A right to be free of governmental interference in matters of marriage or domestic partnership can be defended not only in the name of individual choice but also in the name of intrinsic value or social importance of the practice it protects.
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May 29, 1992 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John J. Duran says he wants to be part of the Berman-Waxman political organization. It could happen, but the West Hollywood attorney may not have chosen the best way to go about it. Duran, 32, who led the gay and lesbian community's ultimately futile effort to ban job discrimination on grounds of sexual preference, is challenging five-term Assemblyman Burt Margolin in the Democratic primary Tuesday in the 42nd Assembly District, which covers parts of the San Fernando Valley and the Westside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1992
Questionnaires were distributed to candidates in March. Answers have been edited to fit the available space. Republican candidate Chauncey Medberry, a Los Angeles businessman, did not respond to The Times' questionnaire. Business Environment Q: Do you believe businesses are leaving California due to a hostile business environment? If yes, how would you make California more attractive to business? Davis: Yes. At least in part.
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May 28, 1992 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John J. Duran says he wants to be part of the Berman-Waxman political organization. It could happen, but the West Hollywood attorney may not have chosen the best way to go about it. Duran, 32, who led the gay and lesbian community's ultimately futile effort to ban job discrimination on grounds of sexual preference, is challenging five-term Assemblyman Burt Margolin in the Democratic primary Tuesday in the Westside-San Fernando Valley 42nd Assembly District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1996
Nine candidates have declared their intent to run March 4 for two seats on the five-member West Hollywood City Council. Mayor Paul Koretz, who has served on the council since 1988, is up for reelection, and council member Abbe Land is giving up her seat. The candidates are: Howard Armistead, businessman and AIDS researcher ; John J. Duran, civil rights attorney; Bill Griffin, chiropractor; Dewey R.
BUSINESS
June 26, 1989
Earlier this month, the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 2 to reject an ordinance that would have prohibited discrimination against people carrying the AIDS virus. Orange County is now the only urban area in California without such a measure, which would have outlawed discrimination in the areas of housing, employment and county services. Federal and state laws forbid discrimination against people with AIDS, but activists contended that some provisions make the laws inadequate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1992
Questionnaires were distributed to candidates in March. Answers have been edited to fit the available space. Republican candidate Chauncey Medberry, a Los Angeles businessman, did not respond to The Times' questionnaire. Business Environment Q: Do you believe businesses are leaving California due to a hostile business environment? If yes, how would you make California more attractive to business? Davis: Yes. At least in part.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1990
Re "Dannemeyer Enjoys Tilting at Windmills" (July 11): When I listen to Rep. William E. Dannemeyer, I am reminded of the famous quotation from the Joseph McCarthy hearings: "Have you no shame, sir?" I have always wanted to believe that he is just a man with strong religious convictions. But his vote against the Americans With Disabilities Act portrays who he really is. He is truly the modern-day Pharisee boldly proclaiming his self-righteousness with pride. When given the opportunity to assist the sick and needy, he turned his back with arrogance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1990
At last I have been provided with a definition of "special privileges" for gays and lesbians from Rep. Bill Dannemeyer (Letters, April 1). According to Dannemeyer, gays may not enjoy the special privileges of legally recognized marriages, adopting children, unlimited military service or filing a joint tax return. I never realized that domestic relations, child-rearing or military status had reached the level of special status available only to certain citizens. A right to be free of governmental interference in matters of marriage or domestic partnership can be defended not only in the name of individual choice but also in the name of intrinsic value or social importance of the practice it protects.
BUSINESS
June 26, 1989 | Gregory Crouch, Times Staff Writer
As of April 30, 1,049 people in Orange County were known to have contracted AIDS. Of that number, 614 had died. For some, the despair associated with terminal illness is aggravated by the loss of their jobs, or the fear that they might lose them. Federal and state laws prohibit such discrimination against those with acquired immune deficiency syndrome--and also against those infected with the HIV virus that causes AIDS--but the process of seeking redress can take so long that the patient can die before the case is heard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1993
In response to "Sissy Warriors vs. Real Men," Commentary, Jan. 29: Richard Rodriguez hit the nail right on the head. I am an attorney specializing in lesbian/gay rights. The overwhelming majority of military discharge cases involve lesbians, both statistically and in our law office. Yet, all of the controversy on gays in the military has been focused on gay men. One of the roots of homophobia is machismo and its collision with male/male sexuality. Lesbian love scenes are often portrayed beautifully in movies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1995
I disagree with your editorial (" 'Moralists' vs. the AIDS War," Sept. 7), which argues that we should accept Sen. Nancy Kassebaum's (R-Kan.) amendments to the Ryan White Care Act as a preemptive strike around Sen. Jesse Helms' (R-N.C.) homophobic version. Both versions are fatally flawed. Helms' version prohibits promoting or encouraging homosexuality or any discussion of homosexual sex. The more moderate Kassebaum version prohibits the promotion of any sexual activity whether heterosexual or homosexual.
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