The legislation would make it illegal for mental health specialists to try to change the sexual orientation of anyone under 18 in Illinois.
Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.
“Being gay has never been a Democrat or Republican issue, and it should never be,” Missouri Republican legislator, Rep. Zachary Wyatt said.
A new portion of the state’s tourism website has collected information about gay-friendly lodging and attractions, as well as links to information about pride festivals.
“I thought from the recruitment standpoint we might be more proactive” in attracting gay and lesbian students.
City Clerk says the registration carries more symbolic than practical benefit.
Hundreds of couples around Illinois stood in line early Wednesday as the new law went into effect.