Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long speaks as House Speaker Brian Bosma (R) looks on during a press conference about anti-discrimination safeguards added to the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act at the State Capitol April, 2, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The bill prompted a swift backlash nationwide with businesses and entertainers promising to boycott the state.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

UPDATE: Indiana Governor Signs Changes To Religious Objections Law

Indiana lawmakers announced proposed changes Thursday to the state’s new religious objections law aimed at quelling widespread criticism from businesses and other groups that have called the proposal anti-gay.


Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich talks with CBS 2's Jay Levine in Cupich's hometown of Omaha, Neb. (CBS)

Incoming Archbishop Ready For Controversial Issues

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was the first reporter to travel to Spokane, Wash. to talk with the future archbishop of Chicago, Blase Cupich, to see just where he stands.


A donor takes part in a blood drive. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images for NZ Blood)

Rep. Mike Quigley Wants End To Ban On Gay Blood Donors

Congressman Mike Quigley says it’s about time and chances are good for a lifting of the nationwide ban on blood donations by gays.


Boy Scouts (AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER)

Gay Activist Hopes To Get Eagle Scout Pin Back

An Oak Park activist says he’ll try to get his Eagle Scout pin back, now that the Boy Scouts are ending their policy of gay exclusion.


Boy Scout

Oak Park Man Returns Eagle Scout Medal Over Continued Ban On Gays

The Boy Scouts of America’s policy of banning gay scouts and scout leaders has driven a local man to take action.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

Photo Of Lee Reinhart In Uniform. (Personal Photo)

Gay Man Ready To Enlist, Give His Life

A Chicago man kicked out eight years ago under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has contacted a recruiter and could become the first openly gay man in Illinois to enlist.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2010

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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal Long Overdue, Lobbyists Say

The Senate may have voted 65 to 31 to repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy this weekend, but the particulars allowing gays to openly serve in the military will take months to approve and implement.



UIC Researcher Gets $730K Grant To Study LGBT Bullying

A researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago has received a $730,000 grant for a four-year study of adolescents’ reasoning about bullying due to gender and sexuality.


International Gay And Lesbian Travel Association Logo (IGLTA Image)

Chicago To Host Gay Travel Convention

City chosen partly for its “vibrant and diverse” gay community.


Photo Of U.S. And Gay Pride Flags (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gay Voters Angry At Dems Could Sway Election

Some are choosing to sit out this election or look for candidates other than Dems.


Lee Reinhart (Personal Photo)

Kicked Out Under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, He Wants To Re-Enlist

With news that Pentagon is accepting openly gay recruits, he hopes to resume military service.

WBBM Newsradio–10/20/2010

Northwestern University

NU President: Harassment ‘Will Not Be Tolerated’

Letter follows a spate of incidents of anti-gay bullying across the country.