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Kirk and Giannoulias: a clear contrast

Last night in their ABC 7 Chicago WLS-TV televised debate, Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias were asked about both “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and marriage equality. Though Kirk has a point about Federal interference with […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 10 years ago 0

DADT isn’t dead–just sleeping!

It seems like we lost the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” fight yesterday but, its important to remember the bill isn’t dead. There was no vote on the bill including DADT repeal, just a vote to vote. Here’s the 411 on what we did and didn’t lose yesterday in the Senate.

Posted in: Politics & Activism 10 years ago 4


The repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” could start today–unless you ignore this! From Rex Wockner: * SENATE VOTE ON DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL REPEAL IN A LITTLE OVER TWO HOURS * VOTE IS TOO […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 10 years ago 2

BREAKING: House of Representative approves ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal

The DADT repeal compromise has passed the house, and now goes to the Senate–but after that the firings may continue ad infinitum until the Pentagon completes its part in the repeal, and the White House forces changes in Defense policy.

Posted in: Politics & Activism 10 years ago 2

Lt. Choi fasts; hopes DADT repeal goes faster

Will Lt. Dan Choi’s DADT fast make DADT repeal go faster?

Posted in: Politics & Activism 10 years ago 2

Equality can’t wait… but the website can

UPDATED:The campaign tells me that they hope to grow a base of supporters who share Alexi’s support for marriage equality and an end to DOMA and DADT, so this petition is just the first of […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 10 years ago 3

Only one more Senate vote to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell!”

Want to know how to help end Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell? Its easier than EVER now.

Posted in: Politics & Activism, Topics 10 years ago 6

Illinois Discriminatory Anti-Gay, Anti-Jobs Bill Gone but Not Forgotten

Last week I told you about the urgent action needed to stop a bill seeking to water down Illinois’ potent gender identity and sexual orientation inclusive employment non-discrimination law. Republican gubernatorial front-runner, Bill Brady, had […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 10 years ago 1

Take Action: Illinois Rightwingers Want to Gut LGBT Protections

In 2005, a broad coalition of labor, LGBT, and progressive activists from across the state of Illinois joined together to form “The 85% Coalition” to pressure the legislature to pass an inclusive amendment to the […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism 11 years ago 1