Illinois legislators were back in Springfield to take action on important legislation before the start of the new General Assembly. Find out more about some of our initiatives that passed during the carry over session.

Removing Felony Bar for Individuals Seeking a Name Change

HB 2542 brings our state’s overly-restrictive name change law, in line with the majority of other states and helps those who are transgender, gender-expansive people and survivors of human trafficking live safer and more authentic lives by removing the ten-year waiting period and the lifetime ban.

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Protecting Access to Health Care 

HB 4664 protects health care professionals working in Illinois from being sued under the restrictive laws of other states, and reinforces the privacy of patients who travel across the state border to seek abortion or gender-affirming health care in Illinois.

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