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  • Pro and con reaction to Hobby Lobby ruling

    Reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling: That corporations could be deemed to have religious freedom redefines the guarantees of the First Amendment, depriving employees, most specifically women, of the right to pursue their...
  • Pride Parade a celebration of state's new marriage law

    Pride Parade a celebration of state's new marriage law
    David Wilk and Charlie Gurion have kissed many times since they met, and many more times since they became one of the first same-sex couples in Illinois to get a marriage license. But until Sunday, their kisses never had been cheered by thousands of...
  • Walkers and bikers, Berghdahl and climate change: Letters

    Focus on walkers, bikers On Tuesday, I attended the city's planning-board meeting regarding The Princeton at College Park, a proposed 226-apartment complex. As a decade-long resident of the neighborhood, I did not intend to speak directly against...
  • My Brother's Keeper needs to include some sisters [Commentary]

    My Brother's Keeper needs to include some sisters [Commentary]
    It's not as messy as the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care plan, but his My Brother's Keeper initiative for black and Latino boys and young men has created a firestorm of debate among people who have largely been supportive of his...
  • Court ruling on contraceptives a step backward

    The U.S. Supreme Court got it wrong. Not only did its 5-4 ruling Monday on contraception make it harder — or impossible — for countless women to get birth control guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act, it also opens the door for...
  • There's been a cultural sea-change in Sacramento

    People often ask me what are the biggest changes I've seen at the state Capitol since I began covering it half a century ago. Until recently, there wasn't a good answer. Now there is. Back in the so-called good old days — or even 20 years ago...
  • Barbara Shelly: U.S. churches turn a blind eye to persecution of gays overseas

    A couple of months ago a letter showed up in my mail at home from a group called UM Action. I figured it was an appeal from the United Methodist church for flood relief or some such cause. Not so. It turned out to be a passionate four-page newsletter...
  • New LGBT event promotes 'Modern Family' vacation

    New LGBT event promotes 'Modern Family' vacation
    When gay parents take their children on vacation, where do they go? Promoters of a new family-friendly event pegged to the July 4th holiday hope the answer will be Orlando. "We call the event Family Outfest and say it's for the modern family —...
  • Corporations trump people in Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision [Editorial]

    Corporations trump people in Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision [Editorial]
    In recognizing that for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby can hold religious beliefs that trump secular laws like the Affordable Care Act's requirement that women have access to contraceptives without out-of-pocket costs, the Supreme Court has moved...
  • New role for Geena Davis: Setting Hollywood straight on gender

    Google Geena Davis and up pops the pose that established her as half of the "first selfie." The iconic frame from "Thelma & Louise" was reprised and tweeted recently by her costar Susan Sarandon. The photo, and the movie's recent ranking among Hollywood'...
  • Village with a vision

    Village with a vision
    When Larry Hallock and his partner decided to move from Chicago's vibrant Lakeview neighborhood, they never imagined they would consider living in the Austin community on the city's beleaguered West Side, let alone wind up in a bidding war over a six-flat...