Tag: gay rights

Chicago Celebrates the 42nd Pride Parade With Passion!

Chicago Celebrates the 42nd Pride Parade With Passion!
Every year on the last Sunday in June, the LGBT community unites to celebrate the freedom of all people to meaningfully and proudly express their sexual and gender identities, and the ongoing commitment of the LGBT people to combat oppression. Based on the huge crowds of attendees today it appears that they are receiving much... Read more »

Same-Sex Couples First Illinois Civil Unions

Same-Sex Couples First Illinois Civil Unions
It was a historic day for same-sex couples in Illinois.  33 couples exchanged vows today in Millennium Park, sanctioned by Circuit Court judges and a minister.  It would be the first civil unions acknowledged by the State of Illinois since the passing of the Civil Union Bill signed by Governor Quinn. The couples, both men... Read more »

Same-Sex Unions to be Legal in Illinois: What Does it mean to the LGBT community?

Same-Sex Unions to be Legal in Illinois: What Does it  mean to the LGBT community?
Governor Quinn is expected to sign the House Bill 2234 today that will acknowledge same-sex civil unions in the State of Illinois.  The ongoing debate of whether gays should be allowed to be married continues, but for now the LGBT residents of Illinois wil have extended rights under the new law. On November 30, 2010,... Read more »
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Gays Allowed into the Military: A Victory for the GLBT Community

The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy enacted in 1993 by the Clinton administration that barred gay people from revealing their sexual identity was lifted in a final vote in the Senate on Saturday.  This is a majority victory for the gay community who has been fighting for equal rights in the military and was concerned... Read more »

LBGT's Fight for Military Rights, as Obama Struggles with His Promises

LBGT's Fight for Military Rights, as Obama Struggles with His Promises
On this Veteran’s Day, we should take a moment to thank our military personnel for their service to our country.  There are many that have given their lives for the United States to protect the freedom and values of the American people.  And with the job market being stuck in pause, there are more applicants... Read more »