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by Ashlee Rezin
Thu Jan 16, 2014

Same-Sex Couples Get Some Clarity On Illinois Marriage Equality Bill (VIDEO)

    Same sex couples can legally marry in Illinois starting June 1, but many members of the LGBTQ community have questions about how the new marriage equality law will be implemented, prompting a handful of elected officials to host an informational forum Wednesday night on the North Side of Chicago.

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by Matthew Blake
Wed Nov 14, 2012

Democratic Super Majority May Change Little In Springfield

The election was a triumph for Illinois Democrats and a disaster for Prairie State Republicans, with Democrats gaining super majorities in both the Illinois House and Senate. But what progressive policy will emerge from Springfield’s new make up is hard to discern.

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by Matthew Blake
Thu Sep 27, 2012

Poll: Illinois Voters Support Gay Marriage, Skeptical Of Politicians And Business

A poll released yesterday by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University shows that voters in the Land of Lincoln differ with state leaders in not so obvious ways.

Perhaps the most striking finding is that statewide acceptance of gay marriage is on a sharp rise.

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by Steven Ross Johnson
Fri Sep 21, 2012

Schneider Celebrates Anniversary Of DADT Repeal, Highlights Dold's Record On Gay Rights Issues

Thursday marked the one-year anniversary for the repeal of the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy for gay, lesbian and bisexual service members, an occasion gay rights advocates said should serve as a reminder of the work still needed to be done to ensure full equal rights for LGBT military personnel and their families.

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by Adam Doster
Mon Nov 29, 2010

Civil Unions Tops Veto Session Agenda

When the General Assembly reconvenes this week to finish up its annual business, there could be action taken on several high-profile bills.

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by Angela Caputo
Mon Feb 1, 2010

Civil Unions And Election Year Politics

Last week we learned that the state's largest gay-rights organization, Equality Illinois, has begun loading up on Springfield lobbyists in an effort to finally see Rep. Greg Harris' (D-Chicago) civil unions bill through the General Assembly. During the 2009 session, it seemed that the legislature was poised to take the giant leap forward on that front.