Topics :: Illinois
By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jan 21, 2014
The owner of a bed and breakfast in Illinois is making headlines Tuesday after vowing he will not host same-sex weddings at his venue.
By Sara Burnett | Friday Dec 20, 2013
On Capitol Hill, where the partisan divide runs so deep it has shut down the government, it can be unusual for members of opposing parties to publicly join together for much of anything - much less birthday cake.
By Sophia Tareen | Tuesday Dec 17, 2013
When Illinois lawmakers considered a landmark vote on same-sex marriage, religious and conservative groups vowed to retaliate against those who voted in favor by grooming potential primary challengers in next year’s elections.
Tuesday Dec 17, 2013
Gay couples who want to wed immediately in Illinois because one partner has a life-threatening illness could do so starting Monday - rather than waiting until the state’s same-sex law takes effect in June - after a U.S. judge broadened the medical excepti
By Sophia Tareen | Thursday Nov 28, 2013
In a short ceremony inside their Chicago apartment, two beaming brides made Illinois history Wednesday as they became the first gay couple to wed under the state’s new law legalizing same-sex marriage.
By Sophia Tareen | Wednesday Nov 27, 2013
A federal judge ruled this week and allowed Chicago couple Patricia Ewert and Vernita Gray, who are in their mid-60s, to get an expedited marriage license as Gray suffers from terminal cancer.
Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
A federal court ruling means a same-sex Chicago couple will be allowed to marry before the state’s gay marriage law takes effect.
Friday Nov 22, 2013
Advocates who pressed for same-sex marriage to become legal in Illinois are now sponsoring forums to help gay couples understand the law.
By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Nov 21, 2013
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the state’s marriage equality bill into law on Wednesday evening, and while same-sex couples were rejoicing in LGBT progress, one Catholic bishop was battling Satan by holding an exorcism ceremony.
Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
When Gov. Pat Quinn signs a landmark law allowing same-sex marriage in the state, he’ll be incorporating a piece of Illinois history.