Saturday Palm Card: March 17 – March 24

The Weekend Palm Card is a reader’s digest of our top news stories of the last seven days based on pageviews and viral impact in the community.

4. Anti-gay adoption bill killed in Springfield

Photo: Richard Streetman.

A bill that would amend the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection & Civil Unions Act to allow religiously based child welfare institutions to decline adoption to couples in a civil union was killed in Springfield Friday by activists from the ACLU of Illinois and The Civil Rights Agenda.

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3. Route planned for Chicago branch of ‘Worldwide’ LGBT march

The planning committee for the Chicago contingent of the Worldwide LGBTQIA Civil Rights March met to determine details regarding the route and kickoff programming Thursday.

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2. Man in critical condition after Boystown fight

A man was beaten and critically injured in a fight that broke out in the heart of Boystown early Monday.

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1. Cassidy defeats Basta in 14th District race

Photo: TJ Chernick.

In what was deemed the most closely-watched 2012 Illinois primary race among those in the Chicago LGBT community, incumbent Rep. Kelly Cassidy prevailed over challenger and longtime community activist Paula Basta for the 14th District state representative seat.

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