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2/22/1996 - Opponents of Affirmative Action File Petition Signatures in California
Backers of a California initiative that would outlaw affirmative action programs for women and people of color and would make sex discrimination legal filed over 1 million signatures Wednesday (February 21) to place the measure on the November ballot....

2/20/1996 - Hawaii's Move Toward Same-Sex Unions Draws Ire of Conservatives
While Hawaii sits on the verge of sanctioning marriage or "domestic partnership" by couples of the same sex, opponents of same-sex unions are complaining about the potential societal impact of such unions and their cost to state and federal agencies....

2/9/1996 - Clinton Vows Not to Order More B-2 Bombers
On Thursday, President Clinton ordered the military to not order any more B-2 "stealth" bombers because they are too costly and not needed for the nation's security....

12/1/1995 - Women's Campaign to Defeat "CCRI" Launched
Campaign Exposes "No Women Need Apply Clause

Los Angeles -- More than 70 national and state womens and civil rights organizations joined an array of prominent women in business, law, medicine, labor, education, sports and entertainment to launch the Women Wont Go Back Campaign to defeat the so-called California Civil Rights Initiative. Campaign Co-Chairs Lorraine Sheinberg, Peg Yorkin, Chair of the Feminist Majority, and Prema Mathai-Davis, National Executive Director of the YWCA of the USA, announced today the formation of a statewide and national campaign to save affirmative action, and expose an extreme and hidden section of the CCRI which will expressly permit discrimination against women and girls.

We are sounding the alarm today; the CCRI will not only gut affirmative action for women and minorities in California, but will also destroy the very foundation of California womens rights law, declared Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority: This Campaign is significant not only to California, but to the nation....

10/30/1995 - Irvine Students Protesting End of Affirmative Action Arrested
Five persons were arrested while camping out and conducting a thirteen-day hunger strike protesting the Board of Regents' July 20th decision ending affirmative action for California universities, ....

10/30/1995 - Irvine Students Protesting End of Affirmative Action Arrested
Five persons were arrested while camping out and conducting a thirteen-day hunger strike protesting the Board of Regents' July 20th decision ending affirmative action for California universities, ....

10/30/1995 - Gingrinch Supports California's Anti-Affirmative Action Initiative
House Speaker Newt Gingrich announced on Friday his support for the anti-affirmative action initiative in California....

10/25/1995 - Appeals Court Rejects Wilson's Affirmative Action Challenge
A California Appeals Court yesterday rejected Governor Pete Wilson's suit seeking to abolish five affirmative action laws....

10/24/1995 - G.O.P. Medicaid Plan to Leave 12 Million Without Health Coverage and Force Closing of Hospital Emergency Rooms
The Consumers Union, who publish Consumer Reports magazine, and the National Health Law Program Inc....

10/24/1995 - Small Businesses May Not Discriminate Against Pregnant Women
The California State Supreme Court denied review of an appellate court decision which refused to exempt small businesses from discriminating against pregnant women....

10/18/1995 - Wilson Vetoes Contraception Measure Law
California Governor Pete Wilson vetoed a health insurance bill yesterday which included coverage of federally approved contraception methods....

10/13/1995 - UC Students Demand Restoration of Affirmative Action
Students across the University of California school system protested yesterday their Regent's summer decision to repeal affirmative action....

10/11/1995 - Law to Keep Repeat Sex Offenders off the Streets
Recently passed and signed legislation in California keeps repeat sex offenders off the streets if they have mental disorders....

10/9/1995 - CALIFORNIA STUDENTS TO PROTEST AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
Students in the nine-campus University of California system will protest, on Thursday, the Board of Regents' summer decision to end affirmative action for the university system....

9/12/1995 - Women and Minorities Shut-Out from Public Contracts
A Los Angeles Times review of California found that women and minorities receive a very small percentage of public contracts....

9/5/1995 - Legal Cutbacks for the Poor
The Republican Congress has significantly decreased the amount of funding for Legal Aid Programs designed to help the poor....

8/31/1995 - Students Protest Anti-Affirmative Action Decision
Within the first week of the fall semester, students at UC-Berkeley protested this summer University of California Regents decision to eliminate affirmative action in all California University admissions policies....