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Obama declares DOMA unconstitutional

President Barack Obama yesterday ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to drop the government’s defense of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), declaring that he and the DOJ now believe the law to be unconstitutional. This decision is a major victory for the LGBT community. Previously, the Administration had aggressively defended DOMA in the courts and today’s... Read more »

Civil unions expected to come to a vote today in Illinois

The Illinois General Assembly is expected to vote today on same-sex civil unions legislation in what gay rights advocates expect to be a very close vote. Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has said he expects state lawmakers to approve the bill and the governor has voiced his support. The Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union... Read more »

Illinois voter registration deadline is today

The November 2 general election is just four weeks from away, which means the deadline to registered to vote is today, Oct. 5. Equality Illinois, a gay rights advocacy group, considers this an important election for LGBT rights in Illinois.  Voters in this election will elect candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state,... Read more »

Get NAKED with me!

Get NAKED with me!
Equality Illinois, the state’s largest organization advocating for full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, announced the launch of its innovative get-out-the-vote efforts, capitalizing on new changes (ANY registered voter can now vote absentee) in Illinois election law.  The effort, in coalition with Roosevelt University and Rock-The-Vote is called Vote Naked Illinois. Now... Read more »

Equality Illinois Community Pie Toss

Equality Illinois Community Pie Toss
This Saturday, Equality Illinois presents its 2nd Annual Pie Toss at Boystown favorite, Sidetrack. This event has become a summertime favorite! Join Equality Illinois from 1:00-4:00 p.m. as folks bid on the right to toss pies in the face of some of the biggest names in the Chicago community. Those slated to be “pied” include politicians, business owners,... Read more »

Equality one bite at a time

This Wednesday, May 19th Equality Illinois is hosting Dining Out for Equality! Restaurants from all over Chicago-land are participating in this great opportunity to help secure, protect and defend equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Illinois. Participating restaurants have generously agreed to make a contribution of their nights’ receipts to Equality... Read more »

Straight/Gay Rights Revoked

            On Friday, February 26th, Chicago based Equality Illinois warned that Illinois’ non-discrimination law was in danger and more than two thousand of concerned citizens responded to that warning to save that law! The State Senate bill (SB3447) to roll back some protections of the Illinois Human Rights Act, which... Read more »

EQIL Justice for All Gala video wrap

John Fenoglio and Matt Johnston from OutWorld.TV provide a video recap of the Equality Illinois 2010 Justice for All Gala, last Saturday (Jan. 23) at the Chicago Hilton.

EQIL Justice for All

Bill Pritchard with Toni Preckwinkle, (D) candidate for Cook County board president Politicians lined the aisles at Equality Illinois’ 2010 “Justice for All” gala Saturday evening at the Chicago Hilton. Almost every candidate in a contested race in the Illinois upcoming primary was there in person to make an appeal for the LGBT vote. Founded... Read more »
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