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NEW BILERICO: Governor Quinn saves most of Illinois AIDS/HIV budget

Please read my newest Bilerico post, Governor Quinn saves most of Illinois AIDS/HIV budget.

According to the Windy City Times, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and other AIDS/HIV programs around Illinois have a lot to be thankful for this week.

While other states are cutting their AIDS/HIV funding to the bone, Illinois will not be so pressed. Though there will be no increases in funding this year, and though the state was facing a 50% cut in the budget, Governor Pat Quinn stepped in and…

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The court was unanimous in its 2009 ruling that Iowa's constitution required marriage equality."

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Happy Hour Roundup will be coming late today. Fortunately, there is lots of news to report on! Unfortunately, there will be no time for me to collect it and send it. Expect it between 5pm and 6pm!