Supreme Court Denies Gay Marriage Appeals In Indiana, Wisconsin, 3 Other StatesOn the first day of its new term, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected appeals from Indiana, Wisconsin, and three other states that sought to prohibit same-sex marriage.
Governor Quinn Signs Same-Sex Marriage LawIllinois will soon become the 16th state to allow same-sex couples to marry, as Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to sign gay marriage legislation at a public ceremony at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Wednesday afternoon.
Illinois House, Senate Pass Same-Sex Marriage BillA historic vote Tuesday in the Illinois House positioned that state to become the largest in the heartland to legalize gay marriage, following months of arduous lobbying efforts by both sides in President Barack Obama's home state.
African-American Religious Leaders Ramp Up Campaign Against Marriage EqualityWith same-sex marriage appearing closer to reality in Illinois, African-American religious leaders are ramping up their campaign to defeat the measure in Springfield, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.
Suburban Mayors Back Same-Sex Marriage LegislationThe group is largely nonpartisan officials from Kane, DuPage, DeKalb and Kendall counties.
Gay Marriage Opponents Invoke God, Free SpeechOpponents of legislation to legalize gay marriage in Illinois rallied Wednesday outside the state Capitol, one day after thousands held their own event to urge lawmakers to approve it.
Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Flock To Springfield To Push For VoteSupporters of gay marriage in Illinois say now is the time for lawmakers to give it the okay, and headed to Springfield by the busload on Tuesday to deliver their message, but it remained unclear if there were enough votes in the House to send same-sex marriage legislation to the governor.
Illinois Gay Marriage Debate Takes Center Stage Opponents and supporters of same-sex marriage are gearing up for another push in the Illinois Legislature.
Same-Sex Marriage Supporters, Opponents To Rally In SpringfieldProposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriages in Illinois passed the state Senate in February, but has stalled in the House.
Minneapolis Mayor Urges Same-Sex Couples To Tie The Knot In Gopher StateThe mayor of Minneapolis is making no bones about it, he wants same-sex couples to come to Minnesota to spend big bucks on weddings, since they can't get married yet in Illinois.
Ex-GOP Boss Brady To Lobby For Same-Sex MarriageFormer Illinois GOP Chair Pat Brady, who was pushed out by party conservatives because of his vocal support for same-sex marriage, is writing his next chapter by tackling the same issue.
Gay Couples Tie The Knot At Market Days Fest To Support Same-Sex MarriageThe Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago has been offering faux weddings for anyone who wants to stop by their tent at Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue, and get fake-hitched.