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Mike Enzi
PI Original
by Ashlee Rezin
5:25pm
Thu Aug 1, 2013

Healthy Gay Men Should Be Allowed To Donate Blood, Advocates Say

Since 1983 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected blood donations from men who have ever had sex with another man on the grounds that it is a high-risk behavior. But experts and LGBTQ rights activists say the policy fosters inequality and, after three decades of technological upgrades, it’s time for reform. Progress Illinois takes a closer look at the “outdated and discriminatory” policy.

PI Original
by Ashlee Rezin
1:11pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Online Retailers May Soon Lose 'Unfair Advantage' As Marketplace Fairness Act Heads To House, Proponents Say

The U.S. Senate voted to approve the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would require online retailers to comply with sales tax laws of states where they sell and ship goods. According to proponents of the measure, Internet shoppers are one step closer to losing the “unfair advantage” over consumers who choose to support local merchants. Progress Illinois takes a closer look at the bill and what it could mean for the Prairie State.