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Illinois Civil Unions

Mayoral Candidates Reach Out To Gay Voters

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's candidates for mayor are making their views on gay rights known this week, hoping to drum up support within the city's LGBT community. Ger...

Veto Session Starts Today: Death Penalty, Civil Unions Could Be Discussed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Today, Illinois lawmakers begin their six-day veto session before breaking for Thanksgiving--and they have a lot on their plate. Many Illinois resid...

With Quinn In, Could Illinois See Civil Unions Before Christmas?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the campaign season drew to a close for Governor Pat Quinn, he publicly vowed to fight for civil unions--whether he was elected or not. Now, Quin...

Bill Brady Is Conservative, But Says He Won't Push Social Agenda

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady seems to be getting the best of both worlds this campaign season. His sometimes extreme, socially conser...

Quinn: Civil Unions Could Happen This Year

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Eighteen months after its western neighbor stood up for gay marriage, Illinois may be close to legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples. In April...

Where was Obama on Ill. civil unions?

Jennifer Vanasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Vanasco

The Pantagraph reports that Illinois' civil unions bill, after passing a state House committee, was left to languish at the end of the session. The ...

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.

Activists Pushing For Illinois Civil Unions On Heels Of Iowa Gay Marriage Ruling

AP | ANDREA ZELINSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- In the wake of victories for same-sex marriage in other states, Illinois gay-rights activists plan to push forward soon with...

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 ...