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Bill to include LGBTQ historical contributions in public school curriculum passed Illinois Senate with bipartisan support

 

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A significant legislative measure to ensure students in Illinois public schools would learn about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in state and national history was approved by the Illinois Senate, according to Equality Illinois. The bill’s next step is consideration and action by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker.

 

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Legislation to modernize Illinois law to ensure single-occupancy restroom facilities are designated as gender neutral passed the Illinois House of Representatives Tuesday, said Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organizations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals. The legislation, which applies to public buildings and places of public accommodation, now goes to Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker for his consideration and approval. If SB 556 is approved by the governor, Illinois would join California, Vermont, and New Mexico in having an equitable restroom law on the books.

 

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Legislation ensuring the option of a non-binary designation on an Illinois driver’s license passed the Illinois House, on Wednesday, with a vote of 67-38.The bill next moves to the Illinois Senate for consideration. 

 

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