Equality Illinois Federal Advocacy

EQIL at White House Sept2015An Equality Illinois delegation of movement stakeholders and LGBT community members spent Sept. 17 in Washington for meetings at the White House and on Capitol Hill to discuss a broad federal agenda of importance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Illinoisans, our families and allies.

The EQIL delegation discussed the Obama administration’s push for global LGBT rights and passage of the the Equality Act, which would create federal non-discrimination protections for LGBT Americans. Other topics included defeat of religious refusal bills, the end to the FDA’s blood donation ban against gays, improvement of healthcare and housing access, protection for LGBT students from bullying and harassment, and a ban on dangerous, discredited conversion therapy nationwide.


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