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 […]
Here's the latest in the tag senate
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]