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Lesbian Police Officer Sues Markham For Discrimination

Officer Brittney Jackson’s complaint has alleged the harassment began when she joined the force in May 2010, and continued despite numerous complaints. She alleged one officer asked her why she didn’t “give the men on the force a chance,” and claimed another told her, “You need to stop this ‘I’m gay’ mess.”

12/19/2014

Liz Biondi. (Warren Township High School District 121 website)

Suburban School Board Asks Member To Quit Over Gay Comments

The Warren Township school board in far north Suburban Gurnee is asking one of its board members to step down for voicing concern about hiring someone who is gay or lesbian as the district’s next superintendent, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

12/16/2014

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Suburban School Board To Seek Member’s Ouster Over Comments On Gays

The board for Warren Township High School District 121 planned to ask board member Liz Biondi to resign Tuesday night, a week after she said the district should not hire a homosexual superintendent.

12/16/2014

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Gurnee Mayor Blasts School Board Member’s Comments On Gays, Lesbians

A member of the Warren Township school board created a firestorm last week, when she said the district should not hire a homosexual superintendent.

12/11/2014

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

Laura Ricketts

Cubs Co-Owner Laura Ricketts Forms SuperPAC For Lesbian Issues

Another member of Chicago’s Ricketts family is getting involved with a super PAC.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

Same Sex Marriage

Report: Many Difficulties For Couples In Civil Unions One Year Later

It has been a year now since same-sex civil unions became legal in Illinois, but the advocacy group Equality Illinois says many couples are not finding that their unions are being treated as equal to marriages.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2012

Same Sex Marriage

Law Firm On Gay Marriage For Illinois: ‘It’s Just Time’

The gay rights law firm Lambda Legal has produced a video with the message that “it’s just time” for full marriage equality in Illinois, after lawsuits were filed this week seeking to secure marriage rights for same sex couples.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2012

Same Sex Marriage

Lawsuits Filed To Secure Gay Marriage Rights In Illinois

Two separate lawsuits were filed Wednesday, attempting to secure marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Ill.)

Rep. Harris Pulls Same-Sex Marriage Bill, Says Votes Are Not There

Illinois State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) has pulled his bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state, but he says in a published report that he will introduce legislation again when the time is right.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Gay Rights

Center On Halsted To Celebrate 5 Years Serving LGBT Community

The Center on Halsted LGBT community center will soon celebrate five years in operation with a gala expected to attract 1,500 people.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

Gay Rights

Gerber/Hart LGBT Library Set To Move From Edgewater Site

The Gerber/Hart Library and Archives of gay and lesbian resources remains very much in operation, but will soon be moving from its longtime location just south of Loyola University.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

Civil Union Ceremony At Millennium Park

More Than 3,700 Civil Unions Issued In Illinois Since June

More than 3,700 couples committed to one another through civil unions in the first six months since Illinois legalized them.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

Town Hall District Police Station

LGBT Senior Housing Development To Go Ahead In Boystown

A handful of housing projects designed specifically for LGBT senior citizens are springing up around the country, and Chicago is about to get one soon.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2011

Gay Rights

Elmhurst College To Ask Students About Sexual Orientation

Elmhurst College has become the first in the nation to ask prospective students about their sexual orientation or gender identity.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011

Same Sex Marriage

Big Jump In lllinois Same-Sex Couples Reporting Status To Census

The number of Illinoisans telling the U.S. Census Bureau they’re part of a same-sex couple has jumped significantly.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

Scales Of Justice

ACLU Intervenes In Catholic Charities Adoption Rights Case

A judge is allowing the American Civil Liberties Union to intervene in the battle over adoption rights for same-sex couples.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Civil Union Ceremony At Millennium Park

Group: More Than 1,600 Couples Have Applied For Civil Unions

Only a month has passed since Illinois legalized civil unions, but more than 1,600 same-sex couples have already applied for licenses.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

Paula Brooks

Local Lesbian News Site Founder ‘Saddened’ By Impostor

A founder of a new lesbian women’s news Web site for Chicago wrote recently that she was “very saddened” to discover that the “woman” behind the “Lez Get Real” blog was actually a straight man misrepresenting himself.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

Civil Union Ceremony At Millennium Park

Same-Sex Couples Take Vows For Civil Unions

It was a shining moment for all to see this morning, as same-sex couples gathered to exchange vows for their civil unions in Millennium Park.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011

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