Illinois

What's Cardinal George really en'COURAGE'ing? Illinois media should ask.

Chicago's Cardinal Francis George is getting much media attention for a letter to parishioners in which he condemns civil marriage equality for same-gender couples in the state of Illinois. But there's another element to this story that deserves the same amount of media attention.

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New York Times Quotes Extreme Anti-LGBT Activist Without Telling Readers Who She Is

Laurie Higgins is an extremely vehement opponent of LGBT rights. But how did The New York Times cite the IFI and Laurie in a Christmas weekend article covering the fight for marriage equality in Illinois? See for yourself.

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New Poll Finds High Minority Support in IL for Marriage Equality

Support for marriage equality has reached an all-time high among African-American and Latino voters in Illinois, according to a recent PPP poll.

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October 23, 2012

East Aurora, Illinois strips transgender protections from students on #SpiritDay

On Friday, while the rest of the country was going purple in support of LGBT young people on Spirit Day, the school board in East Aurora, Illinois was sending the exact opposite message to transgender students.

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September 24, 2012

Roman Catholic Leaders Continue to Oppose Equality for LGBT People

Roman Catholic leaders throughout the United States continue to demonstrate that they will not support equality for LGBT people, despite widespread support among American Catholics. The next leader of the Catholic Church in San Francisco was recently announced as Salvatore Cordileone, one of the architects of Proposition 8. Meanwhile, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago and Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle both reiterated their opposition to marriage equality in public statements.
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August 19, 2011
by GLAAD

Illinois Judge Rules Against Catholic Charities in Foster Care Lawsuit

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