Illinois Rep. Naomi Jakobsson was caring for her son, Garret, who was extremely ill when the marriage equality bill came to a vote. She rushed in and out of the Illinois Capitol to cast her vote. Sorrowfully Rep. Jakobsson's son Garret has passed away at the age of 46.
Governor elect Terry McAuliffe assured Virginians he will live up to his campaign promises, one of which was to sign an Executive Order protecting all state employees, including LGBT employees, from employment discrimination.
Family Equality Council has launched the collaborative Allies for Adoption campaign in honor of children in foster care, parents who are LGBT, and National Adoption Month. They've also made it really easy for you to spread the word.