equality

Dr. King's Lasting Impact

Apr 3, 2018
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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. While many will remember King for his leadership, Illinois Public Radio’s Brian O’Keefe has the story of King’s personal impact on one man’s life. 

Back on Valentine's Day, the state Senate approved legislation that would allow gays and lesbians to get married in Illinois. The hope then was that Illinois would become the tenth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Eight months later, it still hasn't happened.