New Bill Would Make 'Conversion Therapy' for Ill. Children IllegalThe legislation would make it illegal for mental health specialists to try to change the sexual orientation of anyone under 18 in Illinois.
Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex MarriageRev. 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.
Gay Missouri Lawmaker Denounces School Bill “Being gay has never been a Democrat or Republican issue, and it should never be,” Missouri Republican legislator, Rep. Zachary Wyatt said.
Illinois Tourism Courts Gay and Lesbian CommunityA 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.
College Questions Sexual Orientation``I thought from the recruitment standpoint we might be more proactive'' in attracting gay and lesbian students.
Domestic Partners Register in University City City Clerk says the registration carries more symbolic than practical benefit.
Gay Couples Stand in Line for Civil Union LicensesHundreds of couples around Illinois stood in line early Wednesday as the new law went into effect.

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