Illinois Civil Unions

Daily Herald Backs Illinois Civil Unions

Daily Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

We believe in fairness. We believe a majority of Illinois residents believe in fairness. And we demand the Legislature do the right and just thing and...

Few Illinois Gays Rushing To Marry In Iowa: Tribune

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rather than head to Iowa, many same-sex couples in Chicago who want to marry seem content to wait until they can legally wed in Illinois, demonstratin...

Civil Unions and Religious Liberty

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

There has been a transformation in our thinking on this issue over the past half-century. What would once have been regarded as nothing short of weird now seems perfectly sensible.

Illinois Governor Expects State To Approve Civil Unions

Daily Herald | Ashok Selvam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn said he thinks Springfield lawmakers will eventually allow for civil unions, which would give homosexual couples rights comparable to t...

Iowa Upholds Same-Sex Marriage: Where Does Illinois Stand?

Progress Illinois | Adam Doster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The decision should carry a special resonance in Illinois, which, like most other states, has a law on the books defining marriage as a union between ...

Civil Unions in Illinois: One Small Step

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Geoffrey R. Stone

The four representatives who voted to deny individuals the fundamental freedom to form legally-recognized civil unions because a minority of citizens opposes that policy for religious reasons is simply a disgrace.

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 ...