Our work with the Illinois legislature is a critical way that we advance civil liberties in our state, and we spend a significant amount of time engaging in the legislative process each year.

We aim to support bills that strengthen our rights guaranteed under the Constitution and defeat bills that threaten them. See below for information about our legislative efforts.



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SB 655: Decriminalize HIV in Illinois

Illinois’ HIV criminalization law is outdated, dangerous, and discriminatory. Under current law, people living with HIV (PLWH) face the threat of arrest, prosecution, and incarceration due to their HIV status, even if they do not transmit HIV to another person. 

February 22, 2021 LGBTQ and HIV Advocacy

Healthy Youth Act

UPDATE 5/31/20: The legislative session was impacted due to COVID-19.

January 27, 2020