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Kelly Cassidy

State Anti-Bullying Bill Postponed Amid Conservative Opposition

Posted 05.23.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of Windy City Times: A bill aimed at strengthening anti-bullying protections in Illinois has been postponed after Sen...

Anti-Bullying Bill Advances In Statehouse

Posted 03.29.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: A bill that would strengthen current anti-bullying protections in Illinois has passed out th...

Battle Over Illinois Ultrasound Bill Rages On

Posted 03.22.2012 | Chicago

One of two abortion-related bills that flew through the Illinois House's Agriculture Committee last month picked up a slew of amendments before passin...

Laura Bassett

Kelly Cassidy Proposes 'Viagra Amendment' To Ultrasound Mandate In Illinois | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

An Illinois lawmaker proposed an amendment to a state mandatory ultrasound bill that would require men to watch a graphic video about the side effects...

Should High Crime Neighborhoods Pay Higher Taxes?

Posted 03.03.2012 | Chicago

The Illinois State Rifle Association on Thursday denounced gun control legislation approved by a state House committee and proposed that the state's c...

Bullying Prevention Bill OKed By State Human Rights Commission

Posted 03.01.2012 | Chicago

Legislation calling for a bullying prevention policy in Illinois was approved this week by the Illinois Human Rights Commission. The proposal (Hous...

Abortion Bills OKed By Agriculture Committee

Posted 02.25.2012 | Chicago

Two contentious pieces of abortion-related legislation being pushed by pro-life lawmakers this week in Illinois sailed through the state's Agriculture...

Democrat Plans To Fight Anti-Abortion Measure With Viagra Amendment

Posted 02.20.2012 | Chicago

Several Illinois lawmakers expressed frustration last week when the Illinois House Agriculture Committee once again put women's health issues on their...

Joseph Erbentraut

Two Lesbian Activists Square Off In Statehouse Race | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.22.2012 | Chicago

When long-time Chicago lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activist Kelly Cassidy was appointed last spring to the Illinois Statehouse of Represent...

Could Illinois Be The Next State To OK Gay Marriage?

Posted 02.08.2012 | Chicago

A group of pro-equality Illinois lawmakers on Wednesday filed a bill in the Illinois General Assembly that would legalize same-sex marriage in the Lan...

Emanuel, Madigan Back State Rep. Kelly Cassidy In Primary Battle

David Ormsby | Posted 01.22.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A political brawl is in brewing between two high-profile lesbian human rights activists for an Illinois state House seat, a clash which has drawn in Chicago's newly minted mayor and the state's powerful House Speaker.

Lesbian Activist Appointed To Illinois Legislature

Posted 06.18.2011 | Chicago

By Tracy Baim, courtesy of the Windy City Times Long-time lesbian activist Kelly Cassidy has been appointed to fill Illinois' 14th District state rep...