Report: Many Difficulties For Couples In Civil Unions One Year LaterIt 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.
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.
Lawsuits Filed To Secure Gay Marriage Rights In IllinoisTwo separate lawsuits were filed Wednesday, attempting to secure marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in Illinois.
Rep. Harris Pulls Same-Sex Marriage Bill, Says Votes Are Not ThereIllinois 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.
Center On Halsted To Celebrate 5 Years Serving LGBT CommunityThe Center on Halsted LGBT community center will soon celebrate five years in operation with a gala expected to attract 1,500 people.
Howard Brown LGBT Health Center Agrees To Return $715,000The 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.
Gerber/Hart LGBT Library Set To Move From Edgewater SiteThe 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.
Elmhurst College To Ask Students About Sexual OrientationElmhurst College has become the first in the nation to ask prospective students about their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Same-Sex Couples Take Vows For Civil UnionsIt 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.
Same-Sex Couples Line Up For Civil Union LicensesA long-awaited day has arrived for same-sex couples in Illinois.
30 Couples To Be Joined In Civil Unions In Millennium ParkGov. 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.
Kane County Advised To Charge Same For Civil Unions, MarriagesWhile 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.