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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 ...

Illinois Gay Marriage Supporters Protest At Madigan's Office

Posted 06.16.2013 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy Windy City Times: A hastily organized protest against Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan may have been sparsely a...

Illinois House Fails To Vote On Gay Marriage, Bill Delayed Until Fall

Posted 05.31.2013 | Chicago

Updated story The Illinois House of Representatives will not vote on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state this session, delayi...

Bill Clinton Endorses Illinois Gay Marriage Bill

Posted 05.21.2013 | Chicago

Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday threw his support behind legislation that could soon legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. Clinton urged...

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...

New Round Of Gay Marriage Robocalls Respond To Earlier Anti-Gay Calls

Posted 05.13.2013 | Chicago

With just weeks left for the House to vote on legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois, phones in key districts have been ringing with "robocalls" bot...

Illinois Governor Says 'It's Time To Vote' On Gay Marriage Bill

Posted 05.10.2013 | Chicago

With the end of the Illinois state legislature's spring session looming and the tally of lawmakers supporting a bill that would legalize same-sex marr...

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...

Black Pastors Split On Marriage Equality In Illinois

Posted 04.06.2013 | Chicago

Amid the Illinois state House's looming consideration of a marriage equality bill, some of Chicago's most prominent black religious leaders remain spl...

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...

Illinois Marriage Equality Bill Reportedly Short On Supporters

Posted 03.13.2013 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy Windy City Times: Multiple reports suggesting that the Illinois same-sex marriage bill is short 12 votes are calling ...

Pols Feeling The Heat As Gay Marriage Vote Looms

Posted 03.12.2013 | Chicago

With a looming House vote as the last remaining obstacle to legalizing gay marriage in Illinois, activists on both sides of the issue are ratcheting u...

Rahm: 'Clock Is Ticking' On Illinois Marriage Equality BIll

Posted 03.04.2013 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel on Monday urged the Illinois state legislature to take one final step toward approvin...

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...

Gay Marriage Bill OKed In Committee Vote, Senate & House Votes Await

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Updated story Marriage equality proponents in Illinois hit more delays Thursday after the absence of a number of supportive lawmakers in Springfiel...

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...