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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.






WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 07, 2013

The DOMA, Prop 8 Waiting Game Is On

By Jeff Bossert

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Joe Robinson & Andrei Cimpian

A lot of people are waiting to see how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on California’s Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA.  Those include one couple in Champaign.




Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - April 02, 2013

GOP US Sen. Mark Kirk Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

By Brian Mackey, Alex Keefe, and Tony Arnold, with additional reporting from the Illinois Radio Network

Mark Kirk

Another prominent Illinois Republican has come out in favor of same-sex marriage. US. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) made his announcement Tuesday on his website.



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