Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 42, Ed. 1 Friday, February 12, 1993 Page: 1 of 44
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The Community Newspaper for Gay and Lesbian Dallas
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1993
VOLUME IX, NUMBER 42
Appeals court rebuffs DPD hiring policy
Former Attorney Genera!
is expected to enter race
By Dennis Vercher
Former Texas Attorney General Jim
Mattox, who is expected next week to — • -—-—
announce his candidacy for the u.s. Former Texas Attorney General Jim
Senate race, called on gays and MattOX . . . says his support of gay
community "is nothing new, it's been a
consistent position for the last 20
lesbians to support his bid based on years."
the Democrat’s longstanding support of
the gay community. Krueger, accusing the current
In a telephone interview on officeholder of “backtracking" on his
Thursday from his Austin headquarters, promise to support President Clinton’s
Mattox also lashed out at Sen. Bob CONTINUED ON PAGE 14
Justices rule police policy
excluding lesbians and
gays is unconstitutional
By Tammye Nash
A state appeals court on Wednesday
upheld a lower court ruling that the
Dallas Police Department's employment
policy excluding gays and lesbians is
The unanimous ruling by a 3-justice
panel of the 3rd Court of Appeals in
Austin came in a lawsuit filed by Dallas
lesbian Mica England, who was denied
employment in 1989 because of her
Travis County state District Judge
Lawrence Fuller ruled in England's favor
last February. The Dallas City Council
decided to appeal the ruling.
Wednesday's decision came less than a
month after the appeals court panel
heard oral arguments in the city's
A flirtatious engagement
The Flirtations — gay group mixes music and politics
By Dennis Vercher
It all began on the street comers of
Greenwich Village a few years ago. In
the spring of 1988, Jon Arterton wanted
to establish some kind of openly-gay
performing group able to mix humor,
politics and music.
"Following the March on
Washington in 1987, I founded the
group with a friend who has since left.
We just basically put up notices around
New York City saying what we were
doing. In fact, the wording of the flyer
was significant: 'Openly-gay singers
wanted for group.' We put that emphasis
right up front."
Arterton said he hadn't even dared
to dream that the group, dubbed The
Flirtations, would end up being
something of a sensation in gay
communities around the country. Nor
did he guess that the group would,
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"Basically, the appeals court
affirmed the district court ruling in all
respects," observed England's attorney,
Ed Tuddenham of Austin. "As of today
[Wednesday], the city is enjoined from
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