Chicago-area LGBT organizations and members of the sports world testified at a public hearing Tuesday in support of a resolution that encourages commissioners of major sports leagues to publicly state support for their gay athletes. The resolution is expected to go up for a full city council vote Wednesday.
During oral arguments today over the constitutionality of the Defense
of Marriage Act, the Supreme Court hinted that it might be willing to
strike down the 1996 law that prohibits the federal government from
recognizing same-sex marriages, even in states that recognize it,
according to the New York Times.