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Gay Marriage in Illinois fails again to be brought to House Vote

Gay Marriage in Illinois fails again to be brought to House Vote
With the final day of the Legislative Session upon us, all eyes were on whether or not the House would approve the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. The Act, which would allow gay marriages to occur in the State of Illinois, had already passed the Senate earlier this year. After the historic Senate vote,... Read more »

Prop 8 and DOMA spark Red Facebook love

Prop 8 and DOMA spark Red Facebook love
The United States Supreme Court has wrapped up oral arguments in the case challenging California’s Proposition 8. Now we play the waiting game as we await their decision, as well as the hearing and ruling on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act that should be heard tomorrow. As we wait to hear their ruling in... Read more »

Will new General Assembly advance Marriage Equality in Illinois?

Will new General Assembly advance Marriage Equality in Illinois?
After the disappointment of last week’s failed attempt of getting Gay Marriage legalized in the State of Illinois, legislatures are vowing to try again today. Senator Heather Steans and Representative Greg Harris have both stated that they will introduce the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into their respective chambers immediately following the swearing in the... Read more »
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Is Illinois about to legalize gay marriage?

Is Illinois about to legalize gay marriage?
UPDATE #2: As of January 4, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., it appears as though the fight for Marriage Equality is dead for this session. A new session with a new Legislature starts January 9th. Let us hope that the next session can get something done sooner rather than later. UPDATE: According to the Windy City... Read more »

Obama, Romney, Pizza, or Chips? Your vote, you decide!

Did you go out and do your civic duty today? Do you feel you need to be rewarded? Well, you are in luck. Apparently lots of places give out freebies to people with voting stickers. Thanks to the wonderful people over at Hey! It’s Free,  here is a list of  just a few of the places... Read more »

Job Report doesn't help those unemployed!

If you have seen any media reports today, you are well aware that the unemployment rate rose very slightly to 7.9% last month. That is up just .1% from the September rate. I think we can all agree that we are just happy the rate is still below 8%. In addition, though the rate went... Read more »
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Rupert Everett: Fine example of a self-hating homosexual

Rupert Everett: Fine example of a self-hating homosexual
In a time when more and more studies are showing that children raised by homosexual parents are just as normal as those raised by heterosexual parents, self-hating homosexual Rupert Everett disagrees. Everett informed the Sunday Times Magazine that he “can’t think of anything worse than being raised by two dads.” In the same edition, the... Read more »

Aaron Schock: Hottie McHotterson!

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I feel as if I have lived under a rock for the past several years. I say only that because I have not been paying enough attention to Aaron Schock. Schock, a Republican, is the U.S. Representative for the 18th Congressional District in Illinois. As the youngest serving U.S. representative, he is also the first U.S.... Read more »

Victoria Jackson continues her slide in obscurity!

Former Saturday Night Live comedian Victoria Jackson told the Huffington Post that she does not “think people should identify themselves by their sexual life.” This bothers me as a there are many people out there who think that being gay is just about sex. If being gay is just about sex, then marriage is just... Read more »
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Hate: An American Value

Hate: An American Value
Since the day that Thomas Jefferson referred to Native Americans as “merciless Indian savages” in the Declaration of Independence, hate has been an American value. No matter what is going on in our Country, no matter how powerful our Country is, we have made it a point to try to collectively find a group to hate.... Read more »
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