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Gay Marriage in Illinois

Judge: Illinois Same-Sex Couples Can Marry Early For Medical Reasons

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

Story by Matt Simonette, courtesy Windy City Times: A federal judge signed an order Dec. 16 that said same-sex couples wherein a partner faces a se...

Plans Already In The Works For Gay Marriages In Illinois

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 11.07.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Just a few hours after state lawmakers approved same-sex marriage in Illinois, Chicago wedding planner...

LOOK: These People Are Really Happy Gay Marriage Is Coming To Illinois

Posted 11.06.2013 | Chicago

On the heels of the Illinois General Assembly's move to put the state on the track to be the 15th U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage Tuesday, ma...

Judge: Illinois Gay Marriage Lawsuit May Proceed

Posted 09.27.2013 | Chicago

Story by Matt Simonette, courtesy Windy City Times: A judge ruled Sept. 27 that a lawsuit filed on behalf of several Cook County same-sex couples w...

Gay Marriage Advocates In Illinois Push For Veto Session Vote

Posted 09.10.2013 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy Windy City Times: Zero. That is the number of on-record "yes" votes for marriage equality added since May 31. But ...

Gay Marriage Push Looks To Unions, Immigrants

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 08.31.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- After their efforts to legalize gay marriage fizzled in Illinois this year, advocates gave their campaign a serious makeover: They called o...

Ex-Illinois GOP Chairman Hired By ACLU To Lobby For Gay Marriage

Posted 08.27.2013 | Chicago

The former head of the Illinois Republican Party has been hired by the American Civil Liberties Union to lobby for the state's same-sex marriage equal...

LOOK: Groupon's Gay Marriage Endorsement

Posted 08.20.2013 | Chicago

Chicago-based deals website Groupon on Friday threw its support behind marriage equality legislation in Illinois. In a two-minute video posted to Y...

Couples Suing For Gay Marriage In Illinois Seek Swift Ruling

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 09.09.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Twenty-five couples who filed a lawsuit challenging Illinois' ban on gay marriage asked a judge on Wednesday to rule quickly in their ...

PHOTOS: Hundreds March In Boystown After SCOTUS Rulings

Posted 06.27.2013 | Chicago

Hundreds of people flooded the streets of Boystown and Wrigleyville in Chicago on Thursday evening on the heels of the Supreme Court's historic decisi...

Why SCOTUS Decision Is Good News For Gay Marriage In Illinois

Posted 06.27.2013 | Chicago

Though the Supreme Court's Wednesday move to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional -- and to allow legal same-sex marriages in C...

LGBT Advocates To Illinois Pols: Call The Marriage Vote Already

Posted 05.30.2013 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy Windy City Times: LGBT activists, advocates and community members have begun filtering into the capitol as a the deci...

Advocates Say Votes Are There For Illinois Gay Marriage Bill

Posted 05.20.2013 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy Windy City Times: With the end of the Illinois' spring legislation session just days away, LGBT leaders say that equa...

Black Clergy, NOM Team For Anti-Gay Marriage Robo-Calls In Illinois

Posted 04.30.2013 | Chicago

A group of socially conservative African-American ministers led by Rev. James Meeks released a new round of robo-calls condemning Illinois' same-sex m...

Gay Marriage Battle Heating Up In Illinois

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2013 | Chicago

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, March 25 (Reuters) - Like many gay couples in the United States, Theresa Volpe and Mercedes Santos of Chic...

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Calls For Marriage Equality In Illinois

Posted 03.24.2013 | Chicago

In a letter published in a downstate Illinois newspaper, popular Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy wrote the "time is now" for marriage equality in the land ...

GOP State Senator: Marriage Equality Is 'Discrimination,' Will Shutter Flower Shops

Posted 02.15.2013 | Chicago

The Illinois Senate's historic Thursday passage of a bill that would bring marriage equality to the land of Lincoln made for a special reason to celeb...

Rahm Celebrates Illinois Senate Marriage Vote With Valentine Rhyme

Posted 02.15.2013 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday offered a tongue-in-cheek Valentine rhyme in celebration of the Illinois Senate's historic vote approving same-...

Illinois Takes Another Step Toward Marriage Equality In Senate Vote

Posted 02.15.2013 | Chicago

In a historic Valentine's Day vote, the Illinois Senate passed a bill clearing the way for same-sex couples to be legally married in the Land of Linco...

Illinois Senate Poised To Approve Historic Gay Marriage Bill

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 02.14.2013 | Chicago

Updated story The Illinois Senate on Thursday is expected to advance a bill legalizing same-sex marriage to a vote in the state House of Representa...

Marriage Equality Bill Advances, Again, In Illinois

Posted 02.05.2013 | Chicago

Marriage equality legislation in Illinois was approved Tuesday by a state Senate committee, advancing the measure toward a vote of the full Senate tha...

Senate President Wants Gay Marriage In Illinois By Valentine's Day

Posted 02.01.2013 | Chicago

Valentine's Day might just be particularly poignant this year for same-sex couples in Illinois. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Illinois Senate...

Push For Marriage Equality Falls Short -- For Now -- In Illinois

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR and SARA BURNETT | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- With a vote to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois looking less likely to happen in the next few days, supporters of marriage ...

Coalition Formed To Push For Gay Marriage In Illinois

Posted 12.20.2012 | Chicago

Following news that Illinois state lawmakers are planning to call a vote on marriage equality next month, a group of organizations on Thursday announc...

Gov. Quinn Wants Gay Marriage Bill In January

Posted 12.10.2012 | Chicago

Though he's already made his support for marriage equality quite clear -- albeit, after a moment of non-clarity earlier this year -- Democratic Illino...