Emma Todd, 20, has become an activist for transgender people. At 15, the Springfield native came out as transgender to her mother.
(Credit Courtesy of Emma Todd)
June 10, 2015

Being Transgender In Illinois

Never before has there been as much attention paid to what it means to be transgender.  Illinois offers more protections from discrimination and harrassment than most states, but some are still pushing to ensure a good quality of life for people whose gender identity does not match their anatomy.


Scott McCorkle, CEO Salesforce.com, joins Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long, left, and House Speaker Brian C. Bosma as they announce changes to the state's new religious objections law.
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 02, 2015

Indiana Lawmakers, Governor Approve Religious Law Changes

The changes to the religious objections law were announced Thursday morning, and approved by both chambers that afternoon.  Republican Gov. Mike Pence later signed the altered measure, which takes effect in July.


Thousands of opponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State
(AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
April 01, 2015

Rauner, Sen. Kirk Criticize New Indiana Law

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said the Indiana religious-objections law could 'open the door to discriminatory behavior', while U.S. Senator Mark Kirk called it 'basically un-American.'


January 02, 2015

Report Looks At LGBT Equality In Cities

Same sex marriage took effect in Illinois in 2014, and while our state has joined the ranks of others that offer an increased amount of rights and protections to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, cities differ in laws and policies that promote equality.


Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
October 15, 2014

Some Indiana Gay Marriages Could Be Invalid

The Indiana Attorney General's office says same-sex couples who married in the two days after the state's gay marriage ban was first struck down should confirm their marriages were properly recorded.


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