Illinois Passes Civil Unions Bill!!!

From the ACLU of Illinois:

“Today, the Illinois Senate followed the lead of the Illinois House of Representatives in passing Senate Bill 1716, the Illinois Religious Freedom and Protection and Civil Union Act. The measure creates civil unions in Illinois, permitting couples – including same sex couples in our state – to enter into a relationship that provides all the basic legal protections and responsibilities currently offered only to heterosexual couples who marry. Illinois now joins a growing list of states that provide recognition to same-sex partners, either through marriage, domestic partnerships or civil unions.”

For more information visit the ACLU of Illinois website.

First Fridays in September with Equality Illinois

Come and meet Chicago NOW at the Equality Illinois hosted First Fridays. The event will be held on Friday, Sept. 3 from 6-8pm at Sidetrack. Sidetrack is located at 3349 North Halsted Street in Chicago.

For a $10 donation to help further Equality Illinois’ fight for LGBT rights, you receive two drink tickets and a ticket for a door prize drawing.

So come on out  to join Chicago NOW and Equality Illinois supporters and friends for the monthly First Friday networking event!