At the close of the legislative session today, the Illinois House of Representatives did not call for a floor vote or advance the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, the bill that would grant same-sex couples in Illinois the freedom to marry.
This is a stunning failure in the Illinois House.
One year ago today, Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit on behalf of 16 same-sex couples and their children seeking the freedom to marry in Illinois.
Let’s take a moment to review some of the amazing progress made since then.
Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla signed two bills into law today: one prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, and one that includes same-sex couples in the domestic violence law.
Lambda Legal joined the nation's leading LGBT advocacy organizations in the following statement:
We remain steadfast in our commitment to passing compassionate, comprehensive immigration reform that will provide a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented men, women and children living in our country, including at least 267,000 LGBT undocumented immigrants.