Karuna Jaggar, who runs a breast cancer organization, expresses her concerns about the impact of large-scale fundraising walks.
Illinois is set to become the 15th state to recognize same-sex marriage.
The measure passed in both chambers of the state’s legislature yesterday. Illinois’ governor, Pat Quinn, said he would sign the bill into law.
The vote came after months of intense lobbying. As Illinois public radio’s Brian Mackey reports, both sides claimed they were fighting for individual freedom.
Other states also have same-sex marriage legislation in the works, including Hawaii and New Mexico. But the majority of states have amendments in their state constitutions that specifically prohibit same-sex marriage.
Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Joe Solmonese, former president of the Human Rights Campaign, about the LGBT community’s political strategy.
Throughout the week, Here & Now is looking at the impact a raise in the minimum wage would have on states, the federal government and workers.