Topics :: Illinois
Friday Nov 8, 2013
Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s planning to sign same-sex marriage legislation on Nov. 20 in Chicago.
By Winnie McCroy | Friday Nov 8, 2013
In a heartbreaking turn of events, Illinois State Representative Naomi Jakobsson left her dying son’s side on Nov. 5 to cast one of the final votes on the state’s successful marriage equality bill, and returned to the hospital 10 minutes after he died.
By Sophia Tareen | Thursday Nov 7, 2013
Just a few hours after state lawmakers approved same-sex marriage in Illinois, Chicago wedding planner Lindsay Parrott started getting her first inquiries for summer weddings.
By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Nov 6, 2013
President Barack Obama thanked Illinois lawmakers for passing a bill that grants same-sex couples marriage rights.
By Sophia Tareen and Kerry Lester | Wednesday Nov 6, 2013
With Illinois set to become the 15th state nationwide to legalize same-sex marriage, Chicago couple Theresa Volpe and Mercedes Santos finally began planning the wedding they’d started thinking about more than two decades ago.
Tuesday Nov 5, 2013
Suspense is building for a possible vote on legislation that could make Illinois the next state to legalize same-sex marriage.
Monday Nov 4, 2013
A coalition of clergy members and faith leaders has sent a letter to Illinois House members encouraging them to support gay marriage.
By Sophia Tareen | Friday Nov 1, 2013
After months of energetic lobbying, both sides in the Illinois same-sex marriage debate are ready for a vote next week that supporters say would fulfill a pledge by the sponsor to bring the issue back to Springfield.
Tuesday Oct 29, 2013
Seven mayors from the Chicago suburbs are signing on in support of same-sex marriage legislation.
Thursday Oct 24, 2013
Opponents of gay marriage are staging their own event in Springfield, a day after thousands of supporters rallied for the legislation.