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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 04, 2013

Gay Rights Bill Clears First Hurdle In Senate

By Sean Powers, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

The U.S. Senate is moving ahead with legislation to bar employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.







NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 22, 2013

Getting Federal Benefits To Gay Couples: It’s Complicated

By Carrie Johnson

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A gay rights activist waves a rainbow flag in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in June, a day before the ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act.

It has been four months since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that defined marriage as between a man and a woman. The ruling paved the way for thousands of same-sex married couples to receive federal benefits, and a special group of government lawyers has been working to make that happen.





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