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Equality Illinois leads the charge against LGBTQ discrimination
 
Randy Hannig, Director of Public Policy at Equality Illinois, discusses the marriage equality bill in the state Capitol complex

Randy Hannig, who was Director of Public Policy at Equality Illinois during the battle for marriage equality, discussed the bill in the state Capitol complex in 2013

For over two decades, Equality Illinois has led the charge to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

We were founded in 1991 by activists who fought to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in the City of Chicago. Today, we continue that fight by convincing lawmakers to vote for legislation that advances full LGBT equality and to reject bills that would discriminate against the LGBT community.

Equality Illinois works with legislators in Washington, D.C. and in Springfield, as well as leaders at the local level to ensure that the LGBTQ community has a voice at the table when major decisions are made.

Equality Illinois is a 501(c)(4) organization and has educational and political action affiliate organizations.