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Town Hall District Police Station

LGBT Senior Housing Development To Go Ahead In Boystown

A handful of housing projects designed specifically for LGBT senior citizens are springing up around the country, and Chicago is about to get one soon.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2011

Lee Reinhart (Personal Photo)

Sailor Kicked Out Under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Re-Enlists

A 38-year old man on Monday became the first man in Illinois to re-enlist in the military after being kicked out of the service because he’s gay.

WBBM Newsradio–10/24/2011

Gay Rights

Elmhurst College To Ask Students About Sexual Orientation

Elmhurst College has become the first in the nation to ask prospective students about their sexual orientation or gender identity.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011

Ernie And Bert

Debate Continues After Local Activist Petitions For Bert And Ernie To Wed

The producers of “Sesame Street” said in a statement last week that Bert and Ernie have no sexual orientation, but a Chicago area activist’s petition continues to gather signatures calling for the Muppet characters to be married.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

Same Sex Marriage

Big Jump In lllinois Same-Sex Couples Reporting Status To Census

The number of Illinoisans telling the U.S. Census Bureau they’re part of a same-sex couple has jumped significantly.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

Scales Of Justice

ACLU Intervenes In Catholic Charities Adoption Rights Case

A judge is allowing the American Civil Liberties Union to intervene in the battle over adoption rights for same-sex couples.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Civil Union Ceremony At Millennium Park

Group: More Than 1,600 Couples Have Applied For Civil Unions

Only a month has passed since Illinois legalized civil unions, but more than 1,600 same-sex couples have already applied for licenses.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

Civil Unions

Catholic Charities Sue For Right To Turn Away Same-Sex Couples

Several Catholic Charities groups are suing the state, saying they should not have to accept same-sex couples in civil unions as foster parents.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

Civil Union Ceremony At Millennium Park

Same-Sex Couples Take Vows For Civil Unions

It was a shining moment for all to see this morning, as same-sex couples gathered to exchange vows for their civil unions in Millennium Park.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011

Lakeesha Harris, Janean Watkins

Same-Sex Couples Line Up For Civil Union Licenses

A long-awaited day has arrived for same-sex couples in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

Town Hall District Police Station

Old Police Station To Become Housing For Gay Seniors

The old Town Hall District police station at Halsted and Addison streets will become part of a housing development serving gay seniors.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2011

Same Sex Marriage

30 Couples To Be Joined In Civil Unions In Millennium Park

Gov. Pat Quinn and Cook County Clerk David Orr will be among those in attendance for a historic ceremony next month, in which 30 gay and lesbian couples will be joined in civil unions in Millennium Park.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011

Same Sex Marriage

Kane County Advised To Charge Same For Civil Unions, Marriages

While civil unions will not be treated equally as marriage when they become legal in Illinois, there is one area where they may be on par.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2011

Pride Parade 2008

Chicago’s Boystown May Soon Be Site Of Reality Show

Could the Boystown strip on Halsted Street soon be the setting for a new reality TV show?

CBS Chicago–04/20/2011

Pride Parade 2008

Another Town To Use ‘Boystown’ Name?

Chicago’s Boystown was the first official gay village in the country, but soon, it might not be the only gay and lesbian neighborhood using the name.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

Same Sex Marriage

Proposal To Restrict Gay Adoptions Fails In Senate Committee

A controversial bill that would limit adoptions by same-sex couples was defeated in an Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011

Same Sex Marriage

Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment Sent To Empty Committee

A proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Illinois has been assigned to an executive subcommittee with no members, and gay rights activists say it’s as good as dead.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2011

Mark And Todd Wathen

Men Heartened By Support After Discrimination Claim

A downstate gay couple says since being denied accommodations for their civil union ceremony at two venues, response to their plight has been overwhelming.

03/01/2011

Mark And Todd Wathen

Downstate Men Denied Civil Union Accommodations

When a pair of downstate men tried to rent a hall for their civil union celebration, they learned discrimination does not end with a stroke of the governor’s pen.

02/23/2011

Same Sex Marriage

Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment Advances In Indiana

The Indiana State House of Representatives has approved a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage and civil unions.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2011

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