Posts tagged "marriage equality"

I am a Christian and I support Marriage Equality

Yesterday was a landmark day in the history of Illinois.  To say that marriage equality has had a difficult road in this state would be an understatement.  But finally we, as a state, join only 14 other states and the District of Columbia in recognizing that all couples, regardless of sexual orientation, deserve the right... Read more »

Facebook goes red in support of Marriage Equality

Facebook goes red in support of Marriage Equality
As the Supreme Court of the United States of America hears arguments for and against marriage equality, people around the country and around the world have shown their support with a big red equals sign as their Facebook profile picture.  I’ve seen more people change their profile picture for this one ideal than any other... Read more »

Illinois House Committee Votes 6-5 in Favor of Marriage Equality

Illinois House Committee Votes 6-5 in Favor of Marriage Equality
Will Illinois become the next state in America to have true marriage equality?  Tonight the Illinois House voted in committee whether or not to send SB10 Marriage Fairness Act to the floor for a full vote.  In a 6-5 vote, the bill moves out of committee and to a full vote in the house. If... Read more »

Breaking News; Marriage Equality in Illinois Moves Forward

In a 9 to 5 vote, Marriage equality in Illinois took one step forward today.  Senate Bill 10, the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, came to a vote in the Illinois Executive Committee in Springfield. This bill introduced to the Illinois Senate by Chicago Democrat Heather Steans, gives the right for same sex couples to have... Read more »

A Personal View on Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation and Marriage Rights

A while back I ask my fellow bloggers here at ChicagoNow to ask me anything they wanted about being transgender.  I was overwhelmed with the response.  As time goes on, I will do my best to answer many of these questions. Jenna Myers Karvunidis, author of High Gloss and Sauce, asked me “What are your... Read more »
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    Meggan Sommerville is a Christian transgender woman with a heart for educating others about the transgender community and her faith in her Savior, Jesus Christ. Her career life has taken her on a variety of adventures, from being a veterinary technician in the Western burbs of Chicago to being an EMT/Paramedic, EMS instructor, and a paid on call firefighter for Bolingbrook , Illinois. Since 1998, she has been the frame shop manager for a national craft retailer. You can contact Meggan via email at or find her on Facebook at Trans Girl at the Cross

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