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June 19, 1990 | Reuters
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.
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June 19, 1990 | Reuters
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.
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June 5, 1987 | Associated Press
The Swedish Parliament approved a bill Thursday giving gay couples in Sweden the same rights as common-law marriages. The 349-member Parliament passed the gay-rights bill by acclamation, after a six-year study of homosexuals and their life styles by a government commission.
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June 5, 1987 | Associated Press
The Swedish Parliament approved a bill Thursday giving gay couples in Sweden the same rights as common-law marriages. The 349-member Parliament passed the gay-rights bill by acclamation, after a six-year study of homosexuals and their life styles by a government commission.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Liza Minnelli took exception Wednesday to wire service reports that she tried to "smuggle" her dog into Sweden earlier this week. Spokesmen for the actress-singer said Minnelli's shaggy Scottish terrier, Lilly, was sitting next to her, plainly visible, on a car ferry from Denmark, and Minnelli had been given wrong information about Sweden's quarantine laws for pets. As to reports that she threatened to cancel her appearance with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. after customs agents came to seize the dog at her hotel, Minnelli's representative said, "She never threatened to cancel.
NEWS
December 12, 1986 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
For more than half the weekend, West Germany is a shopper's wasteland. Stores are closed at 2 p.m. Saturday and are not reopened until Monday morning. In Italy, there is the post-lunch break. Most shops are closed for a couple of hours in the afternoon. In England, it is legal to buy a newspaper on Sunday but not a book, to shop for fresh fruit and vegetables but not the same foods if they have been canned or bottled.
OPINION
December 22, 2010
According to a classified and unusually salacious Swedish police report obtained by the Guardian newspaper, WikiLeaks mastermind Julian Assange went to dinner in August with a woman identified only as "Ms. A. " When they returned to her Stockholm apartment, he began stroking her leg. Then, although she says she thought things were moving too quickly and uncomfortably, he was pulling off her clothes and snapping her jewelry. According to her complaint, he pinned her arms and legs to stop her from reaching for a condom.
NEWS
April 17, 1988 | ROLF SODERLIND, United Press International
Sweden, the self-styled disarmament champion, is tightening controls on weapons exports to deal with its embarrassing new image as an international gunrunner. Stockholm's independent International Peace Research Institute says the country ranks eighth in the world among arms exporters. One expert says that Swedish arms were sold to combatants in 63 of the 107 international conflicts between 1950 and 1983. Not all of the sales were legal.
SPORTS
November 24, 1985 | JOHN FEINSTEIN, The Washington Post
The arena becomes dark. Heavy-metal rock blasts through the loudspeaker. The man with the microphone is screeching. Hype is in the air. "You are about to see history in the making . . . The greatest tennis imaginable . . . The two greatest tennis players of all time . . . Perhaps the greatest tennis match of all time. . . . " And then a spotlight flashes to one corner and there they are. The announcer is screaming their names as they walk into the spotlight: "Borg and McEnroe!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1986 | DOROTHY TOWNSEND, Times Staff Writer
A 59-year-old survivor of the Nazi death camps was awarded $5.25 million in damages Friday against the last remaining defendant in his lawsuit against organizations and individuals who claimed the Holocaust never happened.
WORLD
February 24, 2011 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden for questioning and possible trial on charges of sexual assault, a British judge ruled Thursday. Speaking to a packed London courtroom, Judge Howard Riddle said Swedish prosecutors' request that Assange be handed over was valid and reasonable for their investigation into allegations that he sexually abused two women last August. Assange, 39, denies the accusations. He has seven days to lodge an appeal, and his lawyers said they would do so, which would probably drag out the high-profile case at least another month.
NEWS
March 17, 1985 | JANICE MALL
The United States has the highest rate of teen pregnancy, abortion and childbearing in the developed world and is the only developed country in which the teen-age pregnancy rate has increased in recent years, according to a new study of teen-age sexual activity and fertility in 37 industrialized countries.
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