Defense Of Marriage Act

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th)

Tunney Wants Legislature To ‘Get Its Act Together’ On Gay Marriage

As the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and opened the door for California to resume same-sex marriages, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) called on the state legislature to “get its act together” and approve gay marriage in Illinois.

06/27/2013

Grant Gochnauer and Gabriel Fontes. 
(Credit: Facebook)

DOMA Ruling Could Provide Path To Citizenship For Local Man

A Bucktown couple says they were living in fear two days ago – and now, because the Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, they are not, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

06/27/2013

Gay rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, on June 26, 2013, in Washington, D.C., after the court handed two key victories to same-sex couples. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Gay Marriage Supporters Hail Dual Victories In Supreme Court

Gay activists and local elected officials on Wednesday were celebrating U.S. Supreme Court action that handed two key victories to same-sex couples.

06/26/2013

Same Sex Marriage

Downstate Clerks, Religious Law Firm To Defend Gay Marriage Ban

Two county clerks from downstate and a Chicago-based Catholic law firm are asking a judge for permission to defend Illinois’ gay marriage ban.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

Same Sex Marriage

Law Firm On Gay Marriage For Illinois: ‘It’s Just Time’

The gay rights law firm Lambda Legal has produced a video with the message that “it’s just time” for full marriage equality in Illinois, after lawsuits were filed this week seeking to secure marriage rights for same sex couples.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2012

Same Sex Marriage

Members Of Congress Hold Chicago Hearing On Same-Sex Marriage Rights

Three Illinois members of Congress held a hearing in Chicago Friday on their effort to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which they call blatantly discriminatory.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2011