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Illinois Senate approves measure to ban gay conversion therapy

On Saturday, May 30th, 2015
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 23:  Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner leaves a campaign event on September 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Christie, who heads the Republican Governors Association (RGA), was in town to campaign for Rauner. Recent polls show Rauner, a Republican, is in a dead heat with incumbent Pat Quinn, his Democratic opponent.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) A measure to ban therapy aimed to “convert” gay young people to heterosexuals was passed by the Illinois Senate on Friday. After a 34-19 vote, the bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Bruce Rauner. The proposed measure to ban gay conversion therapy reached the Senate after receiving House approval earlier this month. With ...

Gay slur lands NASCAR driver Nelson Piquet Jr. a fine and probation

On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
5-Hour Energy 200 Benefiting Living Beyond Breast Cancer - Qualifying Nationwide Series driver Nelson Piquet Jr. violated NASCAR’s Code of Conduct after posting a three letter gay slur on an Instagram comment. As USA Today reports on October 1, Piquet has been fined $10,000, put on probation and ordered to attend sensitivity training. Piquet used the slur in response to another Nationwide Series driver Parker Kligerman after he posted ...

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