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Illinois Family Institute

Dispute Over Decency

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Religious radicals are marketers of mistreatment, and it's time to call them on it. It is amazing what indecent things some people say and do in the name of decency.

LOOK: Gay Marriage Equated With Incest In Disgusting Meme

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Anti-gay group the National Organization For Marriage (NOM) is back in action with a gross new meme on their Facebook that equates marriage benefits f...

Gay Marriage Foes Gather At Illinois Capitol Day After Supporters

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

By Lisa Maria Garza Oct 23 (Reuters) - Chants of "One man! One woman!" filled the Illinois Capitol building on Wednesday as opponents ...

Group Says Masturbation to Be Taught Under New IL Sex Ed Law

David Ormsby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

An irony about the conservative Illinois Family Institute's promotion of family values is that virtually none of the group's e-mails could be shared a...

Election Winners and Losers in Illinois

Kyle Hillman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Chicago
Kyle Hillman

Elections have consequences and none more so than in Illinois. While the obvious places of change (State House & Senate and Congressional races) became clear throughout Tuesday night, the less obvious is becoming clearer everyday after.

School Condemned For 'Accommodating Disordered Desires' Of Transgender Students

Posted 10.17.2012 | Gay Voices

An Illinois anti-gay Christian hate group voiced its condemnation of a newly affirmed school policy for transgender-inclusion, claiming the "feckless ...

Group Tells Parents To Pull Kids From Classrooms WIth Gay, LGBT-Inclusive Teachers

Posted 10.07.2012 | Education

The Illinois Family Institute, an anti-gay Christian group, is calling on parents to pull their children out of classrooms led by any teacher who supp...

Medical Marijuana Gets Big Boost From Republican Leader

Posted 06.25.2011 | Chicago

The most recent lame-duck session in the Illinois state legislature was a busy one, and one that resulted in the passage of a good deal of progressive...

Illinois Civil Unions Bill PASSES State Senate, Quinn Vows To Sign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Less than 24 hours after it was passed by the Illinois House of Representatives, the state Senate voted to approve a measure that would allow gay coup...

Illinois Civil Unions Bill PASSES State House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois House of Representatives passed a historic civil unions bill Tuesday evening after many moving speeches on the House floor. SB1716, the...

Illinois Lawmakers To Vote On Civil Unions TODAY

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For weeks, supporters of Illinois' civil unions bill have been vocal and confident--and today the Illinois House of Representatives could finally vote...