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Ill. gay rights group donates to GOP lawmakers who supported gay marriage

Thursday, March 13, 2014
CHICAGO -- An LGBT rights advocacy group in Illinois is bolstering the campaign funds of two Republican lawmakers. Equality Illinois' political action committee says it plans to put $150,000 into the campaigns of candidates that support same-sex marriage before Tuesday's primary. [ Read more → ]
Chicago, Ill.

Equality Illinois calls on Chicago to end relationship with Moscow

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
CHICAGO – Equality Illinois on Tuesday urged the City of Chicago to suspend its sister city relationship with Moscow as part of a concerted effort to protest Russia's criminalization of gay rights activism. [ Read more → ]
WLS-TVMarriage equality supporters protest inaction by the state house on the marriage bill in Chicago on June 1.

Equality Illinois plans $500K ‘Fight Back for Marriage’ campaign

Monday, June 17, 2013
CHICAGO — Equality Illinois, a statewide LGBT advocacy group, said Monday it plans to launch a $500,000 effort to promote same-sex marriage ahead of the 2014 election. [ Read more → ]

Equality Illinois: ‘The bullies won in East Aurora’

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of Equality Illinois, a statewide advocacy organization, commented Saturday on the decision by the East Aurora school board to rescind policy that supported transgender and gender nonconforming staff, faculty, and students. [ Read more → ]

Outrage escalates into public relations debacle for anti-gay Chick-fil-A

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The fallout over remarks made by Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy last week, stating his opposition to LGBT rights, and in particular same-sex marriage, has turned into a public relations debacle for the Atlanta-based fast food chain. [ Read more → ]

Equality Illinois kicks off statewide campaign targeting anti-gay Chick-fil-A

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
CHICAGO -- LGBT advocacy group Equality Illinois on Tuesday kicked off a multi-faceted "Flick-the-Hate" campaign aimed at Illinois communities where Chick-fil-A has franchises, a response to the fast-food chain's millions of dollars in donatons to anti-LGBT organizations, and anti-gay comments from its president. [ Read more → ]

Equality Illinois reports: 1,600 civil unions in first month since law took effect

Monday, July 11, 2011
An estimated 1,618 total civil union licenses were issued across Illinois this past month since the state's Civil Unions Law took effect June 1, according to Equality Illinois. [ Read more → ]
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