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National LGBT Advocacy Groups Issue Guide to Same-Sex Couples After Historic Ruling on DOMA

Date: 
06/28/2013

National LGBT Advocacy Groups Issue Guide to Same-Sex Couples After Historic Ruling on DOMA

(New York, June 26, 2013) - In the wake of the US Supreme Court's historic decision to strike down Section Three of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), 11 national LGBT advocacy organizations jointly issued a series of factsheets to provide guidance to same-sex couples and their families as they navigate accessing federal rights, benefits, and protections.

CA/IL Statement on SCOTUS decision striking down DOMA

Date: 
06/26/2013

Chicago, IL – Citizen Action/IL celebrates today’s Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and effectively invalidate California’s notoriously discriminatory “Proposition 8”, thus achieving parity in marriage benefits for same-sex couples already legally married and resuming marriage equality in a state with over 38 million people.

CA/IL Statement on SCOTUS decision striking down key section of Voting Rights Act

Date: 
06/26/2013

Chicago, IL – Citizen Action/IL is deeply concerned about the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Section 5 of the 1968 Voting Rights Act, which for decades has provided a strong protective firewall against discrimination at the voting booth by states that have exhibited a history of discrimination against African-Americans.

Marriage coalition restructuring

Date: 
06/19/2013

from the Windy City Times:

Marriage coalition restructuring

by Kate Sosin

2013-06-17

The coalition of organizations working pass equal marriage in Illinois has announced plans to restructure after a push to pass equal marriage by the end of this year's spring session fell short May 31.

Gay marriage fans try to step up their game

Date: 
06/18/2013

From Crain's Chicago Business:

Gay marriage fans try to step up their game

Greg Hinz on Politics

June 17, 2013

Same-sex marriage advocates finally are showing signs of recovering from the daze they went into after the Illinois House failed to vote on a bill to legalize gay marriage, with a revamped strategy of sorts emerging in the past couple of days.

Illinois Unites issues plan for marriage equality

Date: 
06/17/2013

From ChicagoPride.com:

Illinois Unites issues plan for marriage equality

Sat. June 15, 2013  3:15:09 PM

Cook County Health suspends overnight shift at Oak Forest clinic

Date: 
06/13/2013

from Crain's Chicago Business:

Cook County Health suspends overnight shift at Oak Forest clinic

By Claire Bushey

June 11, 2013

Cook County Health and Hospitals System has suspended the overnight shift at a south suburban urgent care clinic that officials had agreed to operate 24 hours a day following the closure of Oak Forest Hospital.

The suspension at Oak Forest Health Center is temporary, according to the health system.

Have a complaint about a loan or financial product? Reach out to the CFPB.

Date: 
06/12/2013

How to File

You can submit a complaint online or call a toll-free number, 855-411-CFPB (2372). Complaints can be made in English or Spanish, with access to 187 other languages on request.

McNary Statement on Marriage Equality

Date: 
06/07/2013

 

  to learn more about Citizen Action/IL's advocacy of Marriage Equality and support of SB 10.

 

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Consumer Financial Protection Complaint Data Now Searchable State

Date: 
05/31/2013

From the CFPB:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:      May 31, 2013

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU COMPLAINT DATA NOW SEARCHABLE BY STATE 

Credit Reporting and Money Transfer Complaints Also Added to the Database

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) expanded its Consumer Complaint Database to include state-by-state information. The CFPB also added complaints about money transfers and credit reporting to the database.

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