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Same Sex Marriage Illinois

Federal Court Ruling Allows Gay Couple To Get Marriage License Early

AP | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal court ruling means a same-sex Chicago couple will be allowed to marry before the state's gay marriage law takes effect. U....

Everybody Deserves To Be Happy, Including Me

The OpEd Project | Posted 01.25.2014 | Teen
The OpEd Project

We feel for the many people who have died from suicide or bullying just to show we are equal. Moving forward, we are uplifted that the law states our love is the same love that others feel. We are finally able to say, "I do."

Weeklings!: Let's Harass the Remaining 35 States Into Gay Marriage (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

2013-11-09-weeklingsgaymarriagestatessmall.pngFrom Virginia to Hawaii, Oregon to Michigan, we're snarling at them all. Come on, states. Let's finish this up.

Gov. Quinn Sets Date To Sign Illinois Gay Marriage Bill

Posted 11.08.2013 | Chicago

Story courtesy Windy City Times: Gov. Pat Quinn announced Nov. 7 that he would sign SB10, the legislation that would bring same-sex marriage equali...

Illinois To Be 15th State To Legalize Gay Marriage

Posted 11.05.2013 | Chicago

Updated story SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill legalizing same sex marriage Tuesday, putting the Land of Lincoln on cour...

12 States Have Marriage Equality... Can We Get to 13? (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 07.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Marriage equality is on a winning streak, and it may not be over yet: Illinois may soon join Rhode Island, Delaware and Minnesota in passing marriage legislation before the start of summer. But time is running out: The Illinois legislature has just until the end of this month to pass its bill.

Gay Marriage Momentum Expands To Midwest States

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Just six months after Minnesota voters turned back an effort to ban gay weddings, lawmakers are poised to make the state the f...

State GOP Chairman Says Party Must Become More Diverse, Inclusive

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 04.14.2013 | Chicago

TINLEY PARK, Ill. -- Illinois' GOP chairman emerged from another ouster attempt Saturday and said his party must be more welcoming of diversity and in...

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...

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

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 03.27.2013 | Gay 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...

Lila Shapiro

'They Want An Upgrade:' Gay Marriage Fight Comes To Illinois

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.01.2012 | Gay Voices

When Theresa Volpe and Mercedes Santos sought a marriage license in Illinois earlier this month, the Cook County Clerk's Office worker suggested a civ...

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.

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.