Topics :: Illinois

Survey: Over 5K Same-Sex Couples Have Married in Ill.

Thursday Jul 10, 2014
Equality Illinois survey finds new same-sex marriages and civil union conversions in every corner of the state.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Ill. Voters Should Have Decided on Gay Marriage

Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says Illinois voters should have decided whether same-sex marriage should be legal in the state. But now that it’s the law he won’t advocate changing it.

Clerks Prep for Illinois Gay Marriage Rollout

Saturday May 31, 2014
Equality Illinois, a gay-rights advocacy group, estimates about 1,300 same-sex licenses have been issued statewide, more than 1,110 of those in Cook County.

Group Lists Ill. Clergy Ready to Perform Gay Marriages

Friday Apr 25, 2014
An advocacy group has put together a list of Illinois religious clergy who are ready to perform same-sex marriages.

Ill. GOP Replaces Six Party Officials Who Wanted To Oust Pro-Gay Marriage Leader

By Kerry Lester | Monday Apr 21, 2014
A crop of Republican officials who wanted to oust former Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady for his statements supporting same-sex marriage have been replaced in their party positions.

’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.