Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act

An equal marriage bill was introduced in the Illinois House last week. Cosponsored by Rep. Greg Harris, Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, Rep. Constance A. Howard, & Rep. Harry Osterman, the bill would change the definition of marriage to be between any two persons (not closely related by blood) rather than “a man and a woman”. There …

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First Marine injured in the Iraq war is gay

I just received this interesting article on a news list I’m on. Apparently, the first Marine injured in Iraq – Sgt. Eric Alva – is gay and is now working with HRC to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. I was really impressed with his interview responses. They said what needed to be said and said …

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Champaign County LGBTQA Resource Guide

Yesterday, I met again with the group planning the information phone line for the GLBT community in Champaign and Urbana. During the course of the meeting, we decided that what we really wanted to focus on was creating the information guide. The medium is very much secondary. Since there is so much liability potentially involved …

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Electronic Access to Legislation

I just ran across these two great articles (one & two) on states that are providing electronic access to their state legislation information. I just wonder why all state and the federal governments aren’t doing the same. I mean, isn’t it all public information? We’re paying for it all aren’t we? Shouldn’t that mean we …

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