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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 20, 2013

Psychological Toll of Banning Same-Sex Marriage

By Shankar Vedantam

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As the country awaits two important Supreme Court decisions involving state laws on same-sex marriage, a small but consistent body of research suggests that laws that ban same-sex marriage — or approve it — can affect the mental health of gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - May 15, 2013

Citing Same-Sex Marriage, Lawmaker Bows Out of GOP Chair Search

By Alex Keefe

Illinois State Rep. Ron Sandack

Illinois Republican State Rep. Ron Sandack is bowing out of the running to be the next state GOP chairman, in part because some party insiders concerns over his support for same-sex marriage.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 06, 2013

Some Democrats Back Same-Sex Amendment to Immigration Bill

By Brian Naylor

U.S. Capitol

The immigration overhaul bill before the Senate would provide, among other things, more visas for migrant farm workers and high-tech workers, and a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.



Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - April 24, 2013

Gay Rights Groups: Don’t Leave Us Out of Immigration Bills

By Alex Keefe

Frances Herbert, right, and her wife, Takako Ueda, pose for photos with their dog, Little Bear, at their home in Dummerston, Vt., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.

Some gay rights groups in Illinois are now applying their own political pressure in the fight to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, as they worry a final deal could leave same-sex couples in the lurch.






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