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On Our Radar – The Crusaders For Equality

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:30 AM April 6, 2014
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Sometimes you go looking for the battle, but sometimes the battle comes to you. The Crusaders for Equality are On Our Radio.

Marriage

Anti-Gay Groups Fail – All Illinois GOP Reps Who Voted For Same-Sex Marriage Win Primaries

by David Badash ● 8:45 AM March 19, 2014
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Despite a lot of money and attack ads from anti-gay groups against three GOP Reps. who voted for same-sex marriage, last night all three won their primary races.

Civil Rights

Same-Sex Marriage Is Now Legal Throughout The State Of Illinois

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:28 PM March 5, 2014
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“Nobody should have to wait for equal rights when it comes to love.” – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn

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A Second Illinois County Has Begun To Issue Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:53 AM February 26, 2014
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BREAKING: Illinois’ Champaign County began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples this morning.

Marriage

Federal Judge Rules Some Illinois Same-Sex Couples Can Marry Immediately

by David Badash ● 12:46 PM February 21, 2014
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Today a federal judge in Illinois just ruled that in Cook County, same-sex couples may begin marrying immediately.

Bigotry Watch

GOP Candidate For Congress: Tornadoes And Autism God’s Punishment For Gay Marriage

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM January 23, 2014
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A Republican candidate for the U.S. Congress says that disease and dangerous weather events are the result of an “angry” God who is punishing America.

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Federal Judge Rules Illinois Lesbian Couple Can Marry Immediately

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:47 PM November 25, 2013
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A federal judge in Illinois has ordered the Cook County Clerk to immediately issue a marriage license to Patricia Ewert and her partner Vernita Gray, who is terminally ill.

Celebrities

Watch: On Bill Maher, Dan Savage Slams ‘Kiddy F*cking Catholic Priests’

by David Badash ● 9:17 AM November 23, 2013
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Entering with a bang, Dan Savage on Bill Maher’s show attacked Catholic priests and both Mary and Liz Cheney. It was an amazing, hysterical, and on-target performance.

News

So, Here’s What Happens During A Catholic Exorcism Of Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 12:01 PM November 21, 2013
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Yesterday, as Pat Quinn and other top elected leaders were giving amusing and heart-warming speeches leading up to the Illinois Governor’s signing of same-sex marriage into law, one Catholic Bishop was holding a marriage equality exorcism.

Marriage

Breaking: Illinois Governor Signs Same-Sex Marriage Into Law (Photos)

by David Badash ● 5:40 PM November 20, 2013
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Sitting at Abraham Lincoln’s desk, Democratic Illinois Governor Pat Quinn moments ago signed a same-sex marriage bill into law.

Marriage

Watch Live Now: Illinois Governor Signs Historic Same-Sex Marriage Bill Into Law

by David Badash ● 4:07 PM November 20, 2013
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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is about to sign a hard-fought same-sex marriage bill into law. You can watch live here. The Governor using President Lincoln’s desk for the signing.

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On Our Radar – A Thank You To The Jakobsson Family From The Gay Community

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:00 AM November 10, 2013
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Some sacrifices are so noble they must not go unrecognized. Today, what the family of Rep. Naomi Jakobsson gave up to bring marriage equality to Illinois, is On Our Radar.

Discrimination

Illinois Governor Will Sign Marriage Equality Bill November 20 At Chicago Forum In Celebration Open To The Public

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:07 PM November 7, 2013
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“Marriage equality is coming to Illinois. I look forward to signing this landmark legislation on Nov. 20 and celebrating a big step forward with the people of Illinois.” – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn

Marriage

When Will Illinois Governor Quinn Sign Same-Sex Marriage Bill?

by David Badash ● 3:12 PM November 6, 2013
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When is Illinois’ governor Pat Quinn planning on signing his historic same-sex marriage legislation and is he planning on holding a big event?