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  1. 2 attorney general hopefuls differ on abortion, same-sex marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2018 | Daily Herald

    Same-sex marriage has become a contentious issue in the race for Illinois attorney general as Republican Erika Harold and Democrat Kwame Raoul accuse one another of having held discriminatory views. The issue arose before the March primary when NBC 5 Chicago, citing three unnamed sources, reported that in 2000 Harold answered a Miss Illinois Pageant question by indicating that if she had to place a child in one of two foster care arrangements, she would select a heterosexual couple who were known child abusers over a loving same-sex couple.


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

    Oct 2, 2018 | Daily Herald

    A three-woman state committee issued recommendations on ways to combat harassment and gender equity in Springfield and, guess what they're calling for, among other things -- more women in state political offices. Surely, having more women in leadership roles throughout the political party structures and into the halls of the Capitol can be an influential factor in shifting a culture that has been widely criticized as abusive and demeaning to women.


  3. 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.


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

    Sep 27, 2018 | Daily Herald

    Leaders of the state's major political parties are embracing a report's recommendations to end sexual harassment in Illinois government. The Illinois Anti-Harassment, Equality and Access Panel issued the report Wednesday.


  5. 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.


  6. 'Small but mighty crowd' at 'No Place For Hate' rally in Elk Grove VillageRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2018 | Daily Herald

    Sixteen-year-old Aliya Blackburn said she loved hearing the message at a rally Saturday morning in her hometown of Elk Grove Village that people should support and stand up for one another. Her mother agreed, saying that as Muslim-American women, they understand the plight of those who can be targeted.


  7. Oklahoma lawmakers pass religious veto on same-sex adoptionsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2018 | Daily Herald

    Kansas state Rep. Susan Humphries, right, R-Wichita, talks to Tom Witt, left, executive director of the LGBT-rights group Equality Kansas at the rail of rotunda on the third floor of the Statehouse, Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Topeka, Kan. Humphries is the leading supporter of a bill that would grant legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that won't place children in LGBT homes, while Witt is a vocal opponent.


  8. Illinois Senate plan would include LGBT history in schoolsRead the original story

    Apr 10, 2018 | Daily Herald

    The Illinois Senate has advanced a plan requiring public schools teach a unit on the role and contributions of gays, lesbians and other LGBT individuals in society. The Senate Education committee endorsed the measure 8-2 Tuesday.


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