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Gay congressman obtains spousal ID for same-sex partner for first time in history: Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) told the Washington Blade on Thursday the House Sergeant at Arms informed him late last month that Philip Frank, whom Pocan legally married in Canada in 2006, would be able to obtain an ID...Read Full Story
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn gave his 'State of the State Address' yesterday and heralded the approach of marriage equality:
Four years ago, nobody thought civil unions would be possible here. Today, civil unions are the law of our state. And nearly 5,200 couples across 94 counties have joined in a civil union.Now, it's time to take that next step in achieving full equality.Marriage equality is coming to Illinois. And yesterday was a great start in the Senate Executive Committee. I want to...Read Full Story
Today at 2:30m CST Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law three-year driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants.
The signing ceremony was held at the Instituto del Progreso Latino in the city’s southwest side. Illinois now becomes the fourth state in the country to allow the undocumented driving privileges. Illinois promoted the initiative as a public safety measure. Unlicensed immigrant drivers were estimated to cost $64 million in damage claims in the state, the new law ensures...Read Full Story
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, in a roundtable with reporters, expressed hope that the state's marriage equality bill would pass next month, the Chicago Tribune reports:
“I hope that bill goes forward,” Quinn said when asked about the possibility of the measure being passed before new lawmakers are sworn in Jan. 9. “It’s the House that probably the key arena at this time, and I think we’ll see how the members look at that issue. They should study it carefully and vote their conscience.”
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Dec. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Illinois Governor Pat Quinn discusses the state's battle to control public employee pension costs and the possibility the state’s credit rating will be downgraded again. Quinn, speaking to reporters today in a meeting at Bloomberg's Chicago bureau, also talked about his approval ratings. (Source: Bloomberg)Read Full Story
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