Tag: Springfield

Inclusive curriculum bill Introduced in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD–Students in Illinois would learn about the significant historical events and contributions by LGBTQ people under the Inclusive Curriculum Bill introduced in the Illinois Senate, according to a statement from Equality Illinois. From the statement: The Inclusive Curriculum Bill, SB 3249, was introduced late Thursday and is sponsored by state Sen. Heather Steans of Chicago and state…

Illinois women’s groups plan marches for inauguration anniversary

SPRINGFIELD — A coalition of women’s groups from across the state are planning marches Chicago, Springfield and Carbondale on Jan. 20. According to a press release, Women’s March Chicago, Action Illinois and Women United Network are organizing statewide marches in celebration of the first anniversary of the Women’s Marches of 2017. Named the March on the Polls,…

Illinois governor signs ban on ‘gay panic’ defense

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday signed a bill that prevents people from claiming the “gay panic” defense in crimes, making Illinois only the second state to ban the defense. From Equality Illinois: The measure, SB 1761, which the governor signed on Friday after unanimously passing both chambers of the General Assembly, is part…

Illinois bill to make updating birth certificates easier signed into law

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday signed a bill that would make it easier for transgendered individuals to update their birth certificates. The bill, House Bill 1785, modernizes the Illinois Vital Records Act and to allow transgender and intersex individuals to change the gender marker on their birth certificates without undergoing gender reassignment…

The orange one is coming to Springfield, Mo.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Heads up, Missouri. Trump is coming to Springfield next week, according to the Springfield News-Leader. From the News-Leader: President Donald Trump is coming to Springfield on Wednesday to talk about a proposal to revamp U.S. tax policy. A White House official confirmed the visit to the News-Leader. The trip was first reported…

EqualityCon Illinois 2017, May 6, in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — Join the Equality Illinois Institute for EqualityCon 2017 on May 6 in Springfield. EqualityCon brings together Illinois’ LGBTQ community and allies, progressive advocates, civic leaders, and community groups to train and share insights on how to make Illinois and the nation more just and equal. FRIDAY, May 5 EqualityCon Reception: Club Station House…