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Illinois appears to be on the verge of legalizing marriage equality. Want to show your support and send a message to legislators that we need them to make this happen now? Join us downtown!
The rally will be at noon on Saturday, outside the Thompson Center at 100 W Randolph in Chicago.
Prop 8 was declared unconstitutional in court today!
Wait, didn't that already happen?
Here's the scoop. Prop 8 was originally declared unconstitutional when Judge Vaughn Walker ruled on the Perry case in August 2010. His written opinion was a joy to read, as it painstakingly demolished every pathetic argument the other side came up with. Of course the other side appealed his ruling. (And nobody got to get married in the meantime, because of a stay on the ruling.) ...Read more »
Over the course of the two and half years that our group has existed, we have increasingly found ourselves committed to the work of solidarity with all struggles for equality, fairness, and justice. We see that no struggle for freedom can exist or win alone. For example, we have remained active in solidarity for immigrant justice, equality for women, an end to war, and racial equality. We have tried to live up to Dr. ...Read more »
We have a packed weekend planned! Queer Noise (and an afterparty) on Friday, Dyke March on Saturday, and the Take Back Pride Activist Contingent in the parade on Sunday, with a Post-Pride BBQ that afternoon.
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Join us to march in the parade this Sunday and take back Pride! We've teamed up with the Gay Liberation Network and other groups to form an activist contingent. All are welcome!
For more information and to RSVP, please see the Facebook event and invite your friends.
Join us for our June monthly educational meeting as we have a panel and discussion about the connection between these two movements and why we need each other to ultimately overcome the oppression of all.
Our panelists for the evening:
Corrie Wetering of Chicago Coalition for Reproductive Justice
Cassandra Avenatti of Chicago Coalition for Reproductive Justice and Lambda Legal
Van Binfa of Amigas Latinas
Please RSVP on the Facebook event and invite your friends!
Join us June 11 in the heart of Boystown for a rally and march to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
As of June 1, we have civil unions. But civil unions aren't enough! The symbolic withholding of the name "marriage" is stigmatizing. Other states without civil unions don't recognize them, so traveling out of state leaves your partnership unprotected. And with the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) still in place, state level protections, even state-level legal marriage, cannot grant couples the 1138 federal-level rights and responsibilities of marriage. ...Read more »
As you may have read in The Advocate, some antigay religious extremists are planning a huge march and rally this Friday to protest the start of civil unions in June and to call for an Illinois constitutional ban on marriage equality. ...Read more »
“There are too many young people growing up in
Delaware and throughout the United States who think
the world is against them because they are gay.
Repealing DOMA is one way we can tell a whole
generation of young Americans that they should not
give up and that their country respects them enough
to treat them as equal to every other American.”
On Thursday, trespassing charges were dropped against the six activists who were arrested at the marriage bureau in Chicago on Valentine’s Day when they refused to leave without a marriage license for a queer couple. The activists, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) rights groups Join The Impact Chicago, GetEQUAL and Video Action League, were responding to a national call for coordinated actions across the country to raise awareness about the need for federal marriage equality. ...Read more »