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  1. One wrong vote and Conyears-Ervin is on the outsRead the original story

    Friday | The Capitol Fax Blog

    Equality Illinois is making the unusual move to endorse a candidate for the city treasurer's office. The gay-rights advocacy group has long endorsed in legislative and mayoral races.

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  2. Anniversary of Illinois same-sex marriage lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 20 | WEHT

    ... her. She says she's grateful in the end love prevailed but says it's too soon to declare a victory. "Marriage equality was not the start of the journey but it's not the end either, there's still a huge gap between love being illegal and the people ...

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  3. Vigil to honor victims of mass shooting at Pittsburgh synagogueRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2018 | WGN-TV Chicago

    ... Council on Urban Affairs is hosting the event, and will be joined by groups including the ACLU, CAIR Chicago and Equality Illinois. "HIAS sends all our hope and strength to the Pittsburgh Jewish community," said Isabel Burton, HIAS. "We should use ...

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  4. GOP governor's unusual ad depicts wedding between Illinois Dems, pronounces state 'f-----'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2018 | Fox News

    ... being finalized on November 6th." "We are deeply disappointed by Gov. Rauner's new campaign ad that mocks marriage equality by tying two of his opponents together in a parody wedding," Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois, said in a statement. ...

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  5. Rauner attempting to tie Pritzker to corrupt Dem machine in IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2018 | American Thinker

    ... of using the LGBTQ community for comedic value to make a political hit," said a statement by Brian Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois. "Our weddings are not a joke. ... We recognize a dog whistle when we hear one." Except the joke, such as it is, is ...

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  6. 'A huge step back': Chicago transgender community reacts with anger...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    ... be taking another swipe at transgender people is just deeply scary to a lot of people," said Brian Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois. On Sunday, The New York Times reported that the Department of Health and Human Services is pressing for a ...

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  7. Dearly beloved, Rauner's edgy commercial is doing its jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    ... of using the LGBTQ community for comedic value to make a political hit," said a statement by Brian Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois. "Our weddings are not a joke. a We recognize a dog whistle when we hear one." Except the joke, such as it is, is ...

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  8. New Bruce Rauner 'marriage' ad includes profane clergymanRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2018 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    ... he said, including one saying the ad belongs in a campaign magazine's hall of shame. Brian Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois, a gay rights organization, issued a statement expressing deep disappointment that the ad mocks marriage equality. ...

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  9. Question of the dayRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2018 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    ... clergyman, having the marriage and the music. "I do know they chose to do those things and the fact that marriage equality is still a hot issue, and the fact that the governor continues to really try to shore up his right after sort of devastation ...

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  10. 'A huge step back': Chicago transgender community reacts with anger...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

    ... be taking another swipe at transgender people is just deeply scary to a lot of people," said Brian Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois. On Sunday, The New York Times reported that the Department of Health and Human Services is pressing for a ...

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  11. 2 attorney general hopefuls differ on abortion, same-sex marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2018 | Daily Herald

    ... belief and there's no evidence to support that," said Harold, a member of the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Equality. "I've always been a proponent in making sure people are treated fairly and equally under the law." Harold says her position ...

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  12. "Madigan puppet" mailer called "shameful" and "homophobic"Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2018 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    ... from Kevin Morrison to try and hide the fact that he takes his orders from Tony Preckwinkle and Mike Madigan." The Equality Illinois PAC is deeply disturbed that the Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party would exploit a shameful anti-LGBTQ ...

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  13. Illinois Department of Human Rights 'Saluting Excellence'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2018 | RiverBender.com

    CARBONDALE The Illinois Department of Human Rights , in partnership with Southern Illinois University , Carbondale honored organizations, businesses, educators and individuals whose deep commitment and outstanding leadership promote Fairness and Equality and act as role models of the American Dream.

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  14. Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2018 | Daily Herald

    ... demeaning to women. But, in truth, many of those "other things" take precedence in the Illinois Anti-Harassment, Equality and Access Panel's 36-page report. They are the steps that have the potential to immediately address the Springfield culture at ...

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  15. Illinois political parties key to purging sexual harassmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2018 | Magic 95.1

    A report on sexual harassment in Illinois politics issued last week paints a stark picture of the rough-and-tumble of the campaign trail that can breed harassment. The Illinois Anti-Harassment, Equality and Access Panel 's report followed harassment and intimidation allegations that derailed the careers of several men in Illinois government this year as part of the #MeToo movement.

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  16. Illinois political parties key to purging sexual harassmentThings to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2018 | Daily Herald

    A report on sexual harassment in Illinois politics issued last week paints a stark picture of the rough-and-tumble of the campaign trail that can breed harassment. The Illinois Anti-Harassment, Equality and Access Panel 's report followed harassment and intimidation allegations that derailed the careers of several men in Illinois government this year as part of the #MeToo movement.

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  17. Illinois political parties embrace anti-abuse panel's reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2018 | The Daily Gazette

    ... embracing a report's recommendations to end sexual harassment in Illinois government. The Illinois Anti-Harassment, Equality and Access Panel issued the report Wednesday. It suggests that parties help elect more women to public office, only fund ...

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  18. Report recommends ways for Illinois political parties to combat sexual harassmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2018 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    ... campaigns at all levels to combat sexual harassment and other misconduct. The report by the Anti-Harassment, Equality and Access panel also made recommendations for parties to get more women involved in campaigns and running for office with a ...

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  19. Report: Elect women, change campaign culture to end abuseThree women...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2018 | Daily Herald

    Three women in Illinois government studying sexual harassment and gender equity say a solution would be to elect women to half of all political offices in the state. The Illinois Anti-Harassment, Equality and Access Panel issued a report Wednesday recommending measures for political parties to combat sexual harassment and make politics fairer for women.

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  20. Equality IL wants Rauner to stop contributing to Erika Harold as Ken Griffin chips in $200KRead the original story

    Sep 14, 2018 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    LGBTQ CANDIDATE ERIKA HAROLD'S CAMPAIGN AND TO DEMAND A RETURN OF LAST MONTH'S $1 MILLION CONTRIBUTION Statement from John Litchfield, Chair of the Equality Illinois PAC, which is dedicated to securing and defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Illinoisans through engagement in the electoral process: "Since Erika Harold is so out of step with Illinois values - the same values that are the foundation of LGBTQ-affirming legislation Governor Rauner has signed into law -- the Equality Illinois PAC calls on Governor Bruce Rauner to suspend any further contributions to Erika Harold's campaign and to demand a return of his $1 million donation to her campaign last month.

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