An amendment of the Illinois Act on the Aging that protects the needs of LGBTQ older adults and people living with HIV will take effect Wed., July 1. Gov. JB Pritzker signed the measure last August.
The act "prohibits unlawful discrimination by an owner, licensee, administrator, employee, or agent of an assisted living establishment of residents in assisted living establishments," according to the Illinois General Assembly website.
The organization Pride Action Tank noted that Illinois is now the first state to include HIV status and only the third to include LGBTQ in the definition.