The Illinois Senate has approved requiring public schools to teach LGBT history.

The Illinois Senate has advanced a plan requiring public schools teach a unit on the role and contributions of gays, lesbians and other LGBT individuals in society.

The Illinois Senate is advancing a measure banning therapy supporters say can change the sexual orientation of young gay people.

Rauner criticizes Indiana law

Apr 1, 2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says the state’s anti-discrimination laws strike the right balance.  That comes as Indiana lawmakers are reportedly trying to ease concerns that a new law would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.  

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Conservative Catholic Bishops are trying to distance themselves from an apparent softening of the church’s attitude on certain social issues. Bishops are meeting in Rome this week to discuss family life.

Another downstate Illinois county says it hopes to issue marriage licenses to gay couples earlier than expected.

Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois took to the Senate floor Monday for the first time since suffering a stroke.  He spoke out in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.  It’s a bill to prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender people, something that’s already in effect in Illinois.