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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. 




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 11, 2013

University YMCA Loses Funding From Catholic Church

By Sean Powers

The YMCA on the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus says it has lost support from the Catholic Church over its connection to a group that supports same-sex marriage.






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