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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 20, 2013

Psychological Toll of Banning Same-Sex Marriage

By Shankar Vedantam

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(Duration: 4:31)

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As the country awaits two important Supreme Court decisions involving state laws on same-sex marriage, a small but consistent body of research suggests that laws that ban same-sex marriage — or approve it — can affect the mental health of gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans.





Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - May 16, 2013

Senate Committee Advances Concealed Carry Bill

By Brian Mackey

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An Illinois Senate committee has approved legislation that would pave the way for concealed-carry of firearms in Illinois, but gun-rights advocates say it is too restrictive.

Categories: Government, Law, Politics





NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 15, 2013

Women In Combat: Obstacles Remain As Exclusion Policy Ends

By Larry Abramson

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(Duration: 4:05)

Wednesday's deadline for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines to submit plans for ending the policy that keeps women from serving in ground combat positions will open up more than 200,000 positions in the military to them. But the change won't end questions about the role of women in the armed forces.

Categories: Law, Military

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