Greg Harris

Illinois State Capitol

Marriage Equality Advocates Pressure Lawmakers At State Capitol

In Springfield today, the beginning of the fall veto session, saw state lawmakers far outnumbered by those lobbying in support of one key issue before the legislature: marriage equality.

10/22/2013

Gay rights activists staged a rally outside Holy Name Cathedral on Feb. 12, 2012, to push for same sex marriage and criticize Francis Cardinal George and the Catholic church for opposing gay marriage. (Credit: CBS)

Illinois Clergy Push For Gay Marriage Legalization

A group of clergy members is pushing to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois.

12/23/2012

Gay Rights

State Rep. Introduces Bill To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage In Illinois

A day after a federal court struck down the law banning same-sex marriage in California, a state lawmaker has introduced legislation to provide full marriage rights to same-sex couples in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2012

State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Ill.)

Magazine Honors State Rep. For Civil Unions

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.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2010

Same Sex Marriage

Illinois Legislators To Tackle Civil Unions

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.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2010