January 12th, 2005

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GLBT Human Rights in Illinois

Ok very reliable rumor that I don't have links or a story for yet but according to an activist friend of mine who is at the forefront of this movement:

HB101 passed! After 30 years of struggle by GBLT rights activists, it is now illegal in Illinois to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. Sexual orientation has been added to the list of protected classes in the Illinois Human Rights statute. Marriage equality is next on the agenda for these activists.


I will post more about this when I know more. I JUST heard the news from a friend and haven't had time to research for links to stories yet.

I learn this on the same day that I learn that the Supreme Court has ended 18 years of federal mandatory sentencing!

And it was 60 degrees out today.

What a good day for my soul.