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Illinois Gay Marriage Vote

Illinois's Gay Marriage Law To Blame For Deadly Tornadoes Claims Religious Group

Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices

While the full extent of damage caused after severe tornadoes ripped through Illinois last weekend has yet to be assessed, one right-wing religious gr...

Obama 'So Proud' Of Illinois Lawmakers After Gay Marriage Vote

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama praised Illinois legislators for voting to legalize same-sex marriage in the state, saying he and first lady Michelle Obama are...

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 ...

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...

Undecided Illinois Rep Says He'll Support Gay Marriage Bill

Posted 05.28.2013 | Chicago

An Illinois representative formerly undecided on the state's marriage equality bill who'd been targeted by both marriage equality supporters and oppon...

Illinois House Extends Deadline To Consider Gay Marriage Bill

Posted 05.25.2013 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of Windy City Times The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which would bring equal marriage to Illinois, ha...

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 ...

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 Marriage Equality Bill Advances To Full House Vote

Posted 03.04.2013 | Chicago

Updated story The Illinois House Executive Committee on Tuesday evening OKed and advanced a bill that would bring legal same-sex marriage to the la...

Committee Vote On Illinois Marriage Equality Bill Ahead Tuesday

Posted 02.26.2013 | Chicago

Legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois could overcome one of two remaining obstacles in a committee vote Tuesday. The Illino...

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...

WATCH: Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Amazing Gay Marriage Speech In Illinois

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Jesse Tyler Ferguson might be busy planning his own forthcoming nuptials, but that didn't stop the "Modern Family" star from hitting the pavement to p...

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...

Illinois Gay Marriage Vote Could Come Thursday

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

The fight for marriage equality in Illinois has nearly reached fever pitch as Springfield lawmakers are poised to start debating the issue as early as...

Illinois Could Be Next State To Legalize Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2013 | Chicago

By Joanne von Alroth CHICAGO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Illinois could become the next U.S. state to legalize gay marriage with a bill set to...

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...

Bill Sponsors: Illinois 'Within Striking Distance' Of Gay Marriage

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 02.12.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Two Illinois lawmakers said Thursday that they will seek to legalize gay marriage when the General Assembly reconvenes early...

Gay Marriage Opponent: Same-Sex Unions Would 'Eradicate' Marriage

Posted 11.29.2012 | Chicago

Though supporters of same-sex marriage are cautiously optimistic that marriage equality could soon arrive in Illinois, opponents to such legislation a...