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AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 03, 2013

Lawmakers Want End To Ban On Gay Blood Donors

By The Associated Press

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Illinois Congressman Mike Quigley has joined more than 80 members of Congress in a renewed push to end a ban on donating blood by men who have engaged in gay sex.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 30, 2013

DOMA Decision Puts Immigrants On Path To Citizenship

By Sean Powers

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Aaron Smith and Toshi get married during a private ceremony on Nov. 30, 2012 in Iowa.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision to strike down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act is a big win for same-sex married couples. The ruling also opens up a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants.





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