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Todd And Mark Wathen

‘Substantial Evidence’ That B&Bs Violated Downstate Gay Couple’s Rights

State officials have found “substantial evidence” that the civil rights of a gay couple downstate were violated by two facilities that refused to host their civil union ceremony.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011

Mark And Todd Wathen

Men Heartened By Support After Discrimination Claim

A downstate gay couple says since being denied accommodations for their civil union ceremony at two venues, response to their plight has been overwhelming.

03/01/2011

Mark And Todd Wathen

Downstate Men Denied Civil Union Accommodations

When a pair of downstate men tried to rent a hall for their civil union celebration, they learned discrimination does not end with a stroke of the governor’s pen.

02/23/2011