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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1989 | MARCIDA DODSON and MICHAEL CICCHESE, Times Staff Writers
The Irvine City Council on Tuesday night voted unanimously to place a controversial initiative on the Nov. 7 school board election ballot that would strip gays of protection under the city's anti-discrimination ordinance. "I'm just pleased we will at last get it before the community," said Mayor Larry Agran, an opponent of the initiative. "Just like the council stood up for human rights, the community will have a chance to stand up for human rights." The ballot measure represents the first time in Orange County that voters will cast ballots on the issue of equal rights for homosexuals.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1988 | JIM CARLTON, Times Staff Writer
A newly formed anti-gay group launched an initiative drive Tuesday to remove homosexuals from protection under Irvine's new human rights ordinance. The Irvine Values Coalition submitted a copy of its proposed measure to the city clerk's office Tuesday. The coalition is a group of about 75 residents who describe themselves as "family oriented" and who say they fear the ordinance will prompt an influx of homosexuals into the community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1989 | LYNN SMITH
Gays are welcome here as long as they do not flaunt their "life styles," said leaders of the Irvine Values Coalition, which organized a successful drive to delete civil rights protections for gays from a city ordinance. In a press conference held Monday outside Irvine City Hall, Scott Peotter, president of the coalition said: "Homosexuals, like any other citizen, are welcome in the city of Irvine. We just don't want homosexuality promoted in Irvine."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1989 | LYNN SMITH, Times Staff Writer
A petition that would remove a reference to gays from an Irvine anti-discrimination ordinance has garnered enough signatures to force the change or a city election, City Clerk Nancy C. Lacey said Wednesday. The election, which may be scheduled for November, would mark the first time in Orange County that voters would cast ballots directly on a gay-rights issue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1988 | JIM CARLTON, Times Staff Writer
The Irvine City Council late Tuesday night overrode objections from an overflowing, mostly anti-gay crowd of some 200 people and gave preliminary approval to an ordinance banning discriminating against gays and other minority groups. The council voted 4 to 0, with council member C. David Baker absent, following a heated five-hour public hearing that included frequent bursts of applause for testimony on the pros and cons of homosexuality.
NEWS
May 4, 1989 | DANA PARSONS, Times Staff Writer
When a citizen group decided last year to call itself the Irvine Values Coalition, member Christina Shea had some misgivings. Shea had no qualms about the group's goal, which is to force Irvine to remove a reference to gays from an anti-discrimination ordinance. But she found the group's name troubling. "I don't know if I'm comfortable with our name, because it has the connotation of being a right-wing, odd-duck group," said Shea, mother of three and member of the steering committee.
NEWS
December 1, 1989 | JOSEPH N. BELL
I've always believed in doing my Christmas shopping early, but somehow I never actually got around to it. This year, however, I'm determined not to wait until the last minute. Clearly the first step is preparing a Christmas gift list. I've been working for several weeks on my list for people who made news in Orange County last year, and now I'm ready to get on with the shopping. Here's how my list shapes up: To Charles Keating Jr.
NEWS
October 14, 1989 | JOSEPH N. BELL
The Irvine citizens who will depend on the Voter's Pamphlet to help steer them on how to vote next month on Measure N are going to be playing with a stacked deck. Or half of a stacked deck. Portions of the argument in favor of Measure N appear to be both inaccurate and misleading. Measure N is an initiative to amend the human rights ordinance, passed by the Irvine City Council on July 12, 1988, by removing the words "sexual orientation" from those groups protected from discrimination.
NEWS
October 9, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
To hear Judy Daniels tell it, the anti-gay rights initiative on Irvine's Nov. 7 ballot smacks of the Nazi persecution of minorities that she used to hear about from her mother, a Holocaust survivor. "This is all too familiar to me," Daniels said this weekend as she stopped at an anti-Measure N booth at the Woodbridge Shopping Center to sign a statement of opposition. In Germany, "first it was the Jews, then the homosexuals, and now it is happening to a lesser extent in Irvine. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1990 | WENDY PAULSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new City Council has been in office only two weeks, but changes promised by a slate of candidates that defeated Mayor Larry Agran and his allies are already becoming apparent. Nevertheless, political observers say the new council has the potential for major disagreements, which could represent a dramatic departure from the 4-1 votes that characterized the Agran bloc. "We have four very different people now sitting on the council," said Mayor Sally Anne Sheridan, who defeated Agran in June.
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