A downstate gay couple says since being denied accommodations for their civil union ceremony at two venues, response to their plight has been overwhelming.
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.
The Indiana State House of Representatives has approved a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage and civil unions.
The Chicago History Museum will open its long-awaited exhibit on gay and lesbian history in Chicago this spring.
A Chicago based bank is making it easier for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community to get financial services.
State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Ill.), the architect of the successful effort to legalize civil unions in Illinois, has been named Person of the Year by Gay Chicago Magazine.
Her long personal and professional relationship with Gayle King has sparked rumors that they are gay, but Oprah Winfrey denies it and breaks into tears in an upcoming TV interview.
Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday that he will wait until the new year to sign legislation that legalizes civil unions for same-sex couples in Illinois.
Mayor Richard M. Daley says he hopes the state’s approval of civil unions for same-sex couples will eventually lead to full marriage rights.
A measure approving civil unions for same-sex couples is now on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk, and he’s promising to sign it.
It’s almost a done deal: Illinois allowing same-sex unions. The state Senate passed the civil unions bill Wednesday. The governor gets it on Thursday. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman spoke with critics who say it cheapens traditional marriage, and backers who say it’s one step closer to gay marriage.
The Illinois Senate has approved legislation that would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in Illinois, sending the proposal to Gov. Pat Quinn, who has lobbied in support of the measure.
The Illinois Senate has begun debating a proposal to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in Illinois.
The Illinois House has approved a measure to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples.
The Illinois House has begun debating a proposal to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples.
Mayoral candidate Gery Chico is joining gay rights activists in contacting state lawmakers and urging them to pass a bill for civil unions.
Howard Brown Health Center has reportedly received more than half of the money it needs to avert dangers of closing.
The top Illinois House Democrat laid favorable odds Tuesday that a push to give gay and lesbian couples the right to unite through civil unions would be approved by his legislative chamber.
As they begin their lame duck session Tuesday, Illinois state lawmakers are expected to tackle the issue of whether the state should recognize civil unions for same-sex couples.
A lesbian educator has left her position at Benedictine University after a wedding announcement for her and her partner ran in the local downstate newspaper.