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Illinois Issues: LGBT In The Time Of Trump

Apr 17, 2017

As rapid-fire change comes at the federal level, advocates want  to keep Illinois' status as one of the leading states in offering protections.

Alex McCray didn’t want to believe Donald Trump had won the election. In the words of the transgender nursing student from downstate Sherman: “I was hoping it was all just one terrible nightmare. It felt like my rights were being ripped out right from underneath me.”

A same-sex couple denied access to a central Illinois bed and breakfast while planning their civil union ceremony has won another legal victory in a five-year case.  Owners of the Timber Creek Bed & Breakfast in Paxton contend they don't believe in same-sex unions and refused to host the ceremony in 2011, the year Illinois legalized same-sex civil unions. 

A group of pastors is suing Illinois over a law that bars therapists from trying to change a minor's sexual orientation.

The Peoria-based WD Boyce Council will keep its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America. The council announced it's moving forward with the national Scouts’ new policy of admitting members regardless of sexual orientation.