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Civil Unions Illinois

Lila Shapiro

'They Want An Upgrade:' Gay Marriage Fight Comes To Illinois | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

When Theresa Volpe and Mercedes Santos sought a marriage license in Illinois earlier this month, the Cook County Clerk's Office worker suggested a civ...

Can Gay Marriage Help A Struggling State Economy?

Posted 03.28.2012 | Chicago

If Illinois lawmakers decide to legalize same-sex marriage, they will bring more than just marriage equality to the Land of Lincoln, according to a ne...

Illinois Looking Toward Marriage Equality

Waymon Hudson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Waymon Hudson

Illinois legislators and civil rights organizations have started strategizing on moving from civil unions to full marriage equality for LGBT couples. But with well-organized and well-funded opposition like the Catholic Church, this will be difficult.

Far-Right Republican State Rep. Resigns Abruptly For 'Personal Reasons'

Posted 10.02.2011 | Chicago

Illinois State Rep. Ron Stephens, a 27-year veteran of the state House of Representatives, announced Monday that he was resigning from the post immedi...

More Than 800 Civil Union Licenses Issued In Cook County In One Month

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 09.18.2011 | Chicago

More than 800 civil union licenses were issued in Cook County through the end of June, the first month civil union licenses were issued in Illinois. ...

Jen Sabella

Illinois Couples Take Advantage Of New Civil Unions Law | Jen Sabella | Posted 08.01.2011 | Chicago

Hundreds of couples lined up early Wednesday to get civil union licenses from the Cook County Clerk's office, as the state's historic civil unions law...

Gov. Quinn To Sign Historic Civil Unions Law Today

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill-signing ceremonies don't generally attract large crowds, but Monday's historic signing of legislation that will allow same-sex couples to enter i...

WATCH: Sen. Rickey 'Hollywood' Hendon's AWESOME Civil Unions Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Many Illinois representatives and senators stood up in recent days to voice either their support or opposition to the state's recently passed civil un...

Illinois Civil Unions Bill PASSES State Senate, Quinn Vows To Sign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Less than 24 hours after it was passed by the Illinois House of Representatives, the state Senate voted to approve a measure that would allow gay coup...

Illinois Civil Unions Bill PASSES State House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois House of Representatives passed a historic civil unions bill Tuesday evening after many moving speeches on the House floor. SB1716, the...

Illinois Lawmakers To Vote On Civil Unions TODAY

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For weeks, supporters of Illinois' civil unions bill have been vocal and confident--and today the Illinois House of Representatives could finally vote...

Civil Union Bill Loses Momentum

Chicago Tribune | James Janega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A proposal to allow civil unions in Illinois between same-sex couples has been stalled in the state legislature and seems likely to stay that way, as ...