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Illinois Marriage Equality

Gov. Quinn Wants Gay Marriage Bill In January

Posted 12.10.2012 | Chicago

Though he's already made his support for marriage equality quite clear -- albeit, after a moment of non-clarity earlier this year -- Democratic Illino...

New Poll Suggests Majority Of Illinoisans Support Gay Marriage

Posted 12.06.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy the Windy City Times: A new poll suggests that a majority of Illinoisans support same-sex marriage. Public Policy ...

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...

Joseph Erbentraut

Is Gay Marriage On A Fast Track To Passage In Illinois? | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.19.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Emboldened by Election Day votes to allow gay marriage in three states, advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Ill...

WATCH: Rahm Says The 'Time Is Now' For Gay Marriage In Illinois

Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday penned an op-ed urging Illinois state lawmakers to build on last year's le...

Cardinal George: 'Society Will Be The Worse' For Gay Marriage

Posted 09.25.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Francis George on Sunday turned an event intended to celebrate the 50-year anniversaries of more than 400 couples' marriag...

Gay Chicago TV Talks With Illinois Couple Suing for Marriage Equality

Waymon Hudson | Posted 10.08.2012 | Chicago
Waymon Hudson

Sometimes, the most important stories are the personal ones behind the headlines, the stories that show the very real harm and struggles that same-sex couples face every day by being denied recognition for their relationships and families.

Downstate County Clerks File To Defend State Gay Marriage Ban

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 09.01.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Two county clerks from downstate Illinois have asked a judge for permission to do what Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and ...

State Rep. Greg Harris Talks Illinois LGBT Politics With Gay Chicago TV

Waymon Hudson | Posted 08.29.2012 | Chicago
Waymon Hudson

One of the most important things when it comes to making progress for LGBT rights, and perhaps one of the things least talked about in the movement, is getting out the vote.

State Prosecutors Refuse To Defend Illinois Gay Marriage Ban

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 08.21.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Twenty-five Illinois couples were prepared for a long legal fight when they joined lawsuits challenging the state's ban on gay marriag...

State's Attorney: State Gay Marriage Ban Is 'Unconstitutional'

Posted 06.14.2012 | Chicago

Barely a week after two groups of Illinois couples filed lawsuits challenging the state's ban on marriage equality, Cook County State's Attorney Anita...

Two Granddaughters: What My Grandmother Taught Me About Marriage Equality

Camille Beredjick | Posted 06.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Camille Beredjick

A few days after I talked to my grandma, she asked if I was going to marry my girlfriend, because that's what you do when you love someone: you marry them. She gets it. So can Illinois.

LGBT Groups Protest Catholic Leadership

Posted 02.13.2012 | Chicago

Story of Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: Despite a blistering cold morning, more than 20 LGBT activists protested outside of Holy Nam...

Could Illinois Be The Next State To OK Gay Marriage?

Posted 02.08.2012 | Chicago

A group of pro-equality Illinois lawmakers on Wednesday filed a bill in the Illinois General Assembly that would legalize same-sex marriage in the Lan...

Illinois Looking Toward Marriage Equality

Waymon Hudson | Posted 03.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

Illinois legislators and civil rights organizations have started strategizing on moving from civil unions to full marriage equality for LGBT couples. But with well-organized and well-funded opposition like the Catholic Church, this will be difficult.