Topics :: Illinois
By Sara Burnett | Thursday Feb 14, 2013
The State Senate passed a marriage-equality bill 34-21. It now moves to the Democrat-dominated House. The governor has said he will sign it into law quickly, making Illinois the 2nd-largest state to legalize same-sex marriage.
Tuesday Feb 5, 2013
Legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois is expected to come up in a Senate committee meeting Tuesday and could see a floor vote on Valentine’s Day.
By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jan 15, 2013
Illinois business leaders have come together to support the state’s proposed bill that would allow same-sex couples to marry.
By Christine Malcom | Friday Jan 11, 2013
Although recent efforts to bring the Illinois Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act (IRFMFA) to a vote stalled, advances continue to be made with bipartisan and judicial support of the legislation.
By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jan 11, 2013
After the chairman for Illinois’ GOP Party came out to support marriage equality, he has been slammed by fellow Republicans, some of whom are calling for his resignation.
By John O’Connor and Sara Burnett | Friday Jan 4, 2013
Hopes that Illinois could become the 10th state in the nation to legalize gay marriage bogged down Thursday when the bill’s Democratic supporters backed off plans to hold a full Senate vote on it and went home after Friday’s scheduled session was canceled
By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jan 3, 2013
Lawmakers in Rhode Island and Illinois will introduce bills this week that could legalize same-sex marriage in the states. Illinois legislators are expected to fast track theirs.
By John O’Connor | Friday Dec 14, 2012
Two Illinois lawmakers said Thursday that they will seek to legalize gay marriage when the General Assembly reconvenes early next year - a push that comes just 18 months after the state started allowing civil unions for same-sex couples.
By Jason St. Amand | Saturday Dec 1, 2012
Scandal has swirled around a high school in Illinois around a soccer coach who watched and allowed players sexually assault teammates for years.
By Steve Weinstein | Thursday Nov 15, 2012
In the wake of the stunning Nov. 6 victory, marriage equality advocates are setting their sites on Illinois, Rhode Island, Delaware and New Jersey.