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July 2013 Archives

Supporters ready to champion Illinois marriage-equality bill


The movement for marriage-equality in Illinois did not stay stalled for long. Although the movement came up short after a bill that passed in the Senate but languished in the House, a coalition championing the cause, Illinois Unites for Marriage, announced that it has built up a $2 million war chest for the next legislative session. The group is ramping up to psh for the bill to be made a law, will also work to reach supporters with the help of over a dozen field organizers working in different areas of the state.

Former slugger Danny Tartabull has family law problems


Many Chicago baseball fans probably remember Danny Tartabull, a former All-Star who played for several teams during his 14-year major league baseball career. Now he is in the news for a very different reason: violating family law, which may also have criminal consequences.

Supreme Court decides same-sex partners cases


The Supreme Court recently weighed in on several cases of significant importance to same-sex couples. In the short-term, the case with perhaps the most immediate impact for same-sex partners in Illinois may be the demise of the Defense of Marriage Act. In United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court required the federal government to provide same-sex couples with state-recognized marriages the same federal benefits couples in opposite-sex marriages enjoy.

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