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Illinois Marriage Equality

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...

Next Test For Illinois Marriage Equality Bill Slated For Next Week

Posted 02.22.2013 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy Windy City Times: Illinois's same-sex marriage bill is headed for committee Feb. 26 after it passed out of the Senate...

Poll: Majority Of Illinoisans Support Marriage Equality

Posted 02.19.2013 | Chicago

A new poll released Tuesday suggests that a majority of Illinoisans are hoping that their state legislature will move to legalize same-sex marriage th...

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...

Ebony Magazine Publisher Reveals Personal Inspiration For Backing Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The publisher of Ebony and Jet Magazines expressed her support of marriage equality in a poignant Chicago Tribune op-ed on Valentine’s Day. In ...

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...

Why Catholics Should Support Marriage Equality

Cristina Traina | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cristina Traina

Gay and lesbian couples who seek the full rights (and responsibilities) of marriage are far from the enemies of the "common good of society." In an era of cohabitation and serial monogamy, they and their allies may be marriage's biggest champions.

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...

Leading Gay Activist: 'Iron Is Hot' For Marriage Equality In Illinois

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 02.04.2013 | Chicago

With a vote on same-sex marriage legislation anticipated for Valentine's Day in the Illinois State Senate, marriage equality advocate Rick Garcia has ...

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...

The Promise Of Equality And Religious Freedom: Marriage Equality In Illinois And Rhode Island

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Michael Kreis

While the debate over marriage equality is largely philosophical, rooted in deeply held personal beliefs, there is a substantive policy discussion that is often overlooked and worth exploring: religious liberty protections in marriage equality legislation.

State GOP Blasts Its Own Leader For Supporting Gay Marriage

Posted 01.12.2013 | Chicago

For refusing to toe the party line over same-sex marriage in Illinois, state GOP Chairman Pat Brady is now facing an intra-party backlash with some Re...

Bishop of Chicago Steps Up for Marriage Equality

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Bishop Jeffrey Lee has been such a valiant ally for equality both inside and outside the church. But the particular moment of "stepping up" I'm celebrating was one that came out of his willingness to step up with a letter of support for marriage equality in Illinois.

Illinois Gay Marriage Supporters Reintroducing Bill Wednesday

Posted 01.09.2013 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy Windy City Times: Wasting no time in the fight for equal marriage in Illinois, sponsoring lawmakers will re-introduce...

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 ...

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...

Obama Urges Illinois State Lawmakers To Approve Gay Marriage

Posted 12.30.2012 | Chicago

Ahead of a vote that could come early next month, President Barack Obama is pushing for lawmakers in his home state of Illinois to legalize gay marria...

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...