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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 12, 2013

Same-Sex Couples Research Marriage Law In Champaign

By Jeff Bossert

The passing of Illinois’ same-sex marriage law meant a number of celebrations among couples awaiting the day, but a lot of questions persist. One advocacy group is holding a series of forums, including one in Champaign Wednesday, to help explain the law. 





WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 21, 2013

Interview With Local Pioneer in Illinois’ Gay Rights Movement

By Lindsey Moon

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(Duration: 7:09)

Mary Lee Sargent being arrested at a protest at the state capitol after a committee refused to allow a bill amending the human rights act on May 9, 2001.

Governor Pat Quinn’s signature of the same-sex marriage measure Wednesday marks the culmination of a decades-long push in Illinois. Mary Lee Sargent helped shape that movement in Illinois as an activist and organizer in Champaign-Urbana. 


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