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  • Voting for Change Marriage Equality poster from a campus rally
    Image | 2008 | LGBT at UIUCA rally sign used on campus during the controversial years between 2007 to 2009 when civil unions andSame-sex marriage went through several iterations of legislation in Champaign County.Same-sex marriage became a reality in the state of Illinois in June, 2014.
  • Evan Wolfson lecture event flyer
    Image | 2015 | LGBT at UIUCEvent flyer for an Evan Wolfson lecture entitled "Marriage as a Human Rights Battlefield." Wolfson was the executive director of The Freedom to Marry Project and an adjunct professor of law at Columbia University.