Tuesday, January 11, 2005

NEWS: Illinois passes non-discrimination bill

Illinois has become the 15th state in the U.S., along with the District of Columbia, to have a statewide law that prohibits discrimination in housing and at the workplace based on sexual orientation. The measure, which was first proposed some 30 years ago, passed by 65-51 in the House, and by 30-27 in the state Senate. Governer Rod Blagojevich (D) declared the legislation a landmark after signing it into law.