GLBT

Same Sex Marriage

Report: Many Difficulties For Couples In Civil Unions One Year Later

It has been a year now since same-sex civil unions became legal in Illinois, but the advocacy group Equality Illinois says many couples are not finding that their unions are being treated as equal to marriages.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2012

Same Sex Marriage

Law Firm On Gay Marriage For Illinois: ‘It’s Just Time’

The gay rights law firm Lambda Legal has produced a video with the message that “it’s just time” for full marriage equality in Illinois, after lawsuits were filed this week seeking to secure marriage rights for same sex couples.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2012

Same Sex Marriage

Lawsuits Filed To Secure Gay Marriage Rights In Illinois

Two separate lawsuits were filed Wednesday, attempting to secure marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Ill.)

Rep. Harris Pulls Same-Sex Marriage Bill, Says Votes Are Not There

Illinois State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) has pulled his bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state, but he says in a published report that he will introduce legislation again when the time is right.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Gay Rights

Center On Halsted To Celebrate 5 Years Serving LGBT Community

The Center on Halsted LGBT community center will soon celebrate five years in operation with a gala expected to attract 1,500 people.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

Howard Brown Health Center

Howard Brown LGBT Health Center Agrees To Return $715,000

The Howard Brown Health Care Center, a medical clinic that primarily serves the gay and lesbian community, has agreed to return $715,000 to the federal government in the wake of a misspending scandal two years ago.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2012

Gay Rights

Gerber/Hart LGBT Library Set To Move From Edgewater Site

The Gerber/Hart Library and Archives of gay and lesbian resources remains very much in operation, but will soon be moving from its longtime location just south of Loyola University.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

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

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

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

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

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

Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum To Open GLBT Exhibit In May

The Chicago History Museum will open its long-awaited exhibit on gay and lesbian history in Chicago this spring.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2011

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