Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor
About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor


  WINDY CITY TIMES

EI announces legislative agenda
2017-03-15

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


Equality Illinois ( EI ) announced its 2017 legislative agenda—a package of bills the organization aims "to advance the civil rights protections of LGBTQ Illinoisans in the criminal-justice system, improve representation on public boards and commissions and assist transgender Illinoisans," according to a press release.

The organization added that Equality Illinois Director of Public Policy Mike Ziri has been working in the state capitol with legislative partners and allied organizations to get the following bills passed:

—SB 1761: This legislation, which state Sen. Daniel Biss ( D-Evanston ) and Rep. Litesa Wallace ( D-Rockford ) are sponsoring, would curtail use of a panic defense in murder cases.

—SB 889 and HB 2431 seek to establish non-discrimination protections in jury service in Illinois on the bases of several classifications, including gender identity and sexual orientation. State Sen. Toi Hutchinson ( D-Olympia Fields ) and Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch ( D-Hillside ) are sponsoring this proposal.

—SB 1670 is designed to encourage the development of LGBTQ Illinoisans for public service. State Sen. Scott Bennett ( D-Champaign ) is sponsoring this bill.

—HB 1785 would modernize the standard for a person to change the gender marker on their birth certificate. State Rep. Greg Harris ( D-Chicago ) is the bil's sponsor.

Also, EI's agenda includes participation in the Responsible Budget Coalition campaign to secure a fair state budget supported by reasonable revenue sources. The organization is also working against two anti-LGBTQ measures—SB 64, a religious-freedom legislation; HB 664, which would force transgender students to use separate restrooms and locker rooms from their peers in schools.

Read more about the legislative priorities at EqualityIllinois.org/2017-legis/ .


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Talkin' Tech: Election technology; Pitfalls and triumphs explained 2020-10-27
- It is election season 2020 and a lot of false information is circling the recent news (and fake news) regarding your vote. The 2016 elections showed a lot of technology pitfalls when it came to foreign ...


Gay News

Live election night tracking to watch for 310 Victory Fund endorsed candidates 2020-10-27
--From a press release - Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund shared eight LGBTQ Election Night stories to watch and announced it will live track results for its 310 LGBTQ endorsed candidates on Election Night. Victory Fund will provide live ...


Gay News

Justice Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court, groups respond 2020-10-26
--From press releases - NCLR Statement on Rushed Confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court: SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Today, the United States Senate voted along party lines to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime appointment ...


Gay News

U.S. Senate confirms Coney Barrett to Supreme Court 2020-10-26
- The U.S. Senate voted Oct. 26 to confirm the nomination of right-wing federal appeals judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. The vote was 52 to 48, with only one Republican voting against confirmation. ...


Gay News

NATIONAL Marriage support, GLSEN, LGBTQ voting campaigns 2020-10-26
- Seventy percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, according to the 11th annual American Values Survey—the highest percentage recorded by a major national poll, NBC News reported. The results found just 28 percent of respondents oppose the ...


Gay News

Undocumented LGBTQ+ activists speak on importance of voting 2020-10-23
--From a press release - Los Angeles, CA. - Queer and undocumented filmmaker Armando Ibañez is releasing the videos of 9 undocumented LGTQ+ activists speaking on the importance of the 2020 elections to undocumented communities as part of the #VotaJota digital ...


Gay News

LGBTQAs plan "Get Out The Vote" event for Michigan candidate 2020-10-22
--From a press release - Chicago, IL — Members of Chicagoland's LGBTQ+ Allies community have organized a COVID-19 responsible day of "Get Out The Vote" (GOTV) canvassing in Southwest Michigan's Berrien County on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020 to turn out ...


Gay News

Virtual Town Hall on Cook County budget Oct. 23 2020-10-21
--From a press release - SCHAUMBURG, Ill. —October 21, 2020— Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison will host a live Virtual Town Hall discussing the Cook County 2021 Budget on Friday at 1:30 p.m. He will be joined by Cook County ...


Gay News

Lightfoot releases 2021 budget proposal 2020-10-21
- On Oct. 21, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot presented to City Council the 2021 budget recommendations—described in a press release as "a fiscally responsible spending plan that leads the City along the road to recovery from the ...


Gay News

Equality Illinois town hall focuses on 2020 vote 2020-10-19
- Equality Illinois held an Oct. 19 town hall discussion to discuss the current state of the voting process. A relatively-energized electorate is expected to show up to the polls by Nov. 3—which has been referred to ...


Gay News

Diversity report: More than 1,000 LGBTQs running for office 2020-10-19
- LGBTQ Victory Fund— the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office—released its inaugural "Out on the Trail" report, which details the diversity of LGBTQ candidates who ran for office in 2020. At ...


Gay News

LGBT HISTORY: QAnon's 'SaveOurChildren' slogan has long anti-LGBT history 2020-10-17
by Christiana Lilly - Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen recently shared devastating news with her social media followers: she and her husband, singer John Legend, had lost their child halfway through her pregnancy. She shared heartbreaking black-and-white photos of ...


Gay News

Jeannie Tanner releases inspirational song, art-inclusive video 2020-10-17
- Local singer-songwriter Jeannie Tanner has released her new single and video, "I Wanna Be the Change." According to a press release, the song was inspired by many of the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ...


Gay News

Major advocacy organizations mailing to highlight candidate Morrison's record 2020-10-16
--From a press release - SPRINGFIELD - As the race to represent HD 54 heats up in the final weeks, with wealthy right-wing interests writing big checks to try and shield Tom Morrison from the backlash to his toxic record, members ...


Gay News

Linda Ronstadt, Danny Glover, Beto O' Rourke in 'All Souls to the Polls' 2020-10-14
- More than 50 artists, social justice and grassroots activists from across the country have created two nights of concerts to spur national voter turnout, with "All Souls to the Polls" on Oct. 17-18 at 7 p.m. ...


 



Copyright © 2020 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor
Sponsor


 



About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs     
Privacy Policy      Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.