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Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am

Excommunication a small price to live her faith

 By most measures, Mary Keldermans of Springfield is a good Catholic.She was raised in the church, volunteered and for many years helped convert people to Catholicism. She and her husband, Steve...
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am
 The Phoenix Center will host the third annual Springfield PrideFest on Saturday, May 17, from 12-10 p.m. on Capitol Ave. between Fourth and Sixth streets. The free day-long celebration of divers...
Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:04 am

Young transgender Springfield woman pushes for nationwide change

Around age six, Emma Todd of Springfield began to feel like something wasn’t right. Born genetically male, Emma says she wasn’t comfortable growing up with her assigned sex....
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 05:23 pm

Law confers same protections and benefits for same-sex couples as for straight couples

Gay and lesbian couples in Illinois will soon have the right to be married, following the passage today of a highly contentious bill that was years in the making....
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:01 am

Activists, officials rally for right to marry same sex

Supporters of same-sex marriage fill the intersection of Second Street and Capitol Avenue in front of the Illinois Statehouse, demanding passage of a bill lifting the state’s ban on same-sex marriag...
Thursday, May 17, 2012 05:29 am

Springfield prepares for its second gay pride celebration

Don’t-ask-don’t-tell is gone. Civil unions are the law of the land in Illinois. The president, who three years ago declared June to be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, s...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 09:31 am

Group targets civil union opponents for election upset

Lawmakers who opposed Illinois’ civil union law in 2010 now face a renewed battle – this time for their reelection.  “We want lawmakers to understand that if they oppose civil r...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 12:08 pm
Illinois’ civil union law undeniably brings a greater sense of equality between same-sex couples and married couples. That’s a good thing – love is love, and if married couples get h...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 04:54 pm

Civil unions, a milestone on the road to equal rights

As Susan Frain and Susan Faupel sit next to each other discussing civil unions, civil rights and the basic notions of partnership and commitment, they laugh, they listen and they remember the other&rs...

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