Gay Rights Setback Seen In Illinois Supreme Court RulingGay rights advocates say an Illinois Supreme Court ruling is a step backward for same-sex couples and will also harm all unmarried domestic partners.
Gay Rights Activists Protest Outside House Speaker Madigan's OfficeAbout 40 gay rights activists were out in the rain Saturday, picketing in front of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's southwest side Chicago office, demanding a vote in the House on same-sex marriage, reports WBBM's Bob Roberts.
CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court NomineesWith four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.
Moreno Reconsidering Decision To Give Chick-Fil-A His BlessingThe local Chick-Fil-A controversy seemed to be settled around this time last week, when Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) said he had made peace with the fast food chain, following what he said was its new pledge regarding gay rights issues.
Huckabee: Chick-Fil-A Has Made No 'Concessions' On Gay RightsAld. Proco “Joe” Moreno recently said Chick-Fil-A issued a statement respecting all sexual orientations, and promised to end donations to anti-gay organizations. But former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, said nothing had changed and Chick-Fil-A had made no concessions.
Reports: Alderman To Let Chick-Fil-A Go Ahead After New PledgeAld. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) reportedly says he will now let Chick-Fil-A go ahead with plans for a location in his ward, after the fast food chain issued a statement respecting all sexual orientations and promised to end donations to anti-gay organizations.
Opinion: Romney and Ryan Are Real Life Versions Of GOP Caricatures Of Kerry and GoreIn an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.
Protesters Flock To Grand Opening Of New Chick-Fil-A In OswegoWhile the Chick-Fil-A controversy has largely fallen out of the headlines, the opening of a new franchise in Oswego still drew a throng of protesters who support same-sex marriage rights.
Chicago Gay Rights Activists Set To Protest Against Chick-Fil-AChicago gay rights activists are planning another protest Wednesday outside the city’s only Chick-Fil-A.
Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex MarriageRev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.
Chicago Gay Rights Group Files Complaints Against Chick-Fil-AA Chicago-based gay rights advocacy group has filed multiple complaints against Chick-Fil-A with the Illinois Department of Human Rights, in the latest twist in the culture clash surrounding the fast food chain.
Chick-Fil-A Supporters Turn Out For 'Appreciation Day'The culture clash over Chick-Fil-A came to a head on Wednesday, with supporters in Chicago and around the country turning out for an “appreciation day” first proposed by former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.