Gay Rights

Cardinal Francis George speaks to reporters during a visit to Children's Memorial Hospital on Christmas Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Gay Rights Group Takes Out Ad Demanding Cardinal’s Resignation

A gay rights advocacy group is placing a full page ad on the Chicago Tribune, taking Francis Cardinal George to task for his remarks comparing the “gay liberation movement” to the Ku Klux Klan and calling on him to resign immediately.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2011

Gay-rights activist Andy Thayer reviews video of a demonstration in Russia. (CBS)

Chicago Gay Rights Activist Attacked During Russian Demonstration

Andy Thayer has twice been arrested in Russia, but says he won’t be intimidated in the effort to advance gay rights. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


Same Sex Marriage

Catholic Charities Wants Right To Send Gay Couples Elsewhere

Catholic Charities says it might stop its adoption services if the state requires them to place children with same-sex couples.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

Same Sex Marriage

Bill Would Let Agencies Deny Adoptions To Same-Sex Couples

Gay rights advocates are outraged over proposed state legislation that would allow adoption agencies to refuse to place children with couples joined in a civil union.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2011

Same Sex Marriage

6 Arrested At Valentine’s Day Same-Sex Marriage Protest

Six people arrested on Valentine’s Day during a gay rights demonstration at a Cook County marriage license office downtown have a court date — St. Patrick’s Day.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2011

Gay Rights

Gay Rights Advocates Rankled By Ministers’ Denouncement

Some gay rights advocates are taking issue with clergy members who denounced any comparison between the gay rights movement and the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2011

Civil Rights

Ministers Denounce Comparison Of Dr. King, Gay Rights

Several dozen clergy members from around the Chicago area are denouncing a new law that grants civil unions to same-sex couples in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2011

The 2 Teachers

CBS 2 School: Civil Rights Case Study

The newest efforts to advance civil rights has provided a case study in the complexity and flexibility of the American governing system.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2010

Gay Pride Parade, 2008

The Gay Rights Movement In Illinois: A History

The vote in favor of civil unions is one in a long string of achievements for the gay rights movement in Illinois, going back nearly 90 years.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2010

Same Sex Marriage

Vote On Civil Unions Could Come Next Week

A vote by state lawmakers on a bill that would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples could come as soon as Monday, reports say.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2010