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’Conversion Therapy’ Ban Defeated in Illinois House

Friday Apr 11, 2014
Illinois lawmakers voted down a bill banning so-called conversion therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay young people.

’Conversion Therapy’ Ban Advances in Ill. House

Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
A bill banning so-called conversion therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay young people is advancing in the Illinois Legislature.

Cook County Issues 575 Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Friday Mar 21, 2014
The Cook County clerk’s office says it has issued 575 marriage licenses to same-sex couple in the month since it was allowed by a court ruling.

Despite Risky Votes, Most Illinois Lawmakers Win

Thursday Mar 20, 2014
Several Illinois state lawmakers who cast tough votes on pensions and gay marriage fended off expensive primary challenges Tuesday.

Clash on Economy Could Determine Illinois Governor

By Sara Burnett and Sophia Tareen | Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
The race for Illinois governor is shaping up as a battle of vastly different visions on how to revive a lagging economy in one of the Midwest’s last Democratic strongholds.

’God is Super Angry’ Says Chicago Republican Primary Winner

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
A Chicago Republican, who made headlines earlier for blaming autism, dementia and tornados on the gay marriage and abortions, won her primary Tuesday.

Vernita Gray, Illinois Gay Rights Advocate, Dies

Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
A gay rights activist, who was one half of the first same-sex couple to marry in Illinois, has died at age 65.

GOP Pols Subject to Attack Ads for Gay Marriage Support

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 18, 2014
The three Republican state representatives who voted to overturn Illinois’ ban on same-sex marriage last year are now the targets of political attack ads by an anti-gay marriage group, ahead of Tuesday’s primary elections.

2 More Ill. Counties to Issue Gay Marriage Licenses

Thursday Mar 6, 2014
While many Illinois counties are waiting until the state’s new same-sex marriage becomes law in June and others are waiting for legal advice, the list of counties that will start issuing the licenses immediately is growing.

Pension, Gay Marriage Votes Stir Primary Contests

By Kerry Lester | Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
Several state lawmakers face challenges in the March 18 primary election because of high-profile votes for cutting state worker retirement benefits or legalizing gay marriage.