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Vote on Illinois gay marriage delayed until next week

The Senate Democrats of the Illinois General Assembly have confirmed that a bill carrying legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage will not be heard this week and will likely be picked up for consideration next week.

Illinois Senate to vote on gay marriage as early as Thursday

Democratic State Sen. Heather Steans says a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois will be heard by a Senate committee Wednesday night and a full Senate vote on a bill could come as early as Thursday.

Illinois advocacy group launches transgender rights initiative

The Civil Rights Agenda, a Chicago-based LGBT rights and policy advocacy group, will launch a new project that will bring greater focus to advancing the rights of transgender and gender-variant communities in Illinois.