Celebrations Erupt In Chicago After High Court Affirmation Of Same-Sex MarriageThe timing of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide couldn’t have come at a better time for Chicago’s gay community, which is celebrating Pride Weekend.
Birth Control Referendum On Illinois Ballot Stirs ControversyWhen you go to the polls between now and Tuesday, you'll see on the ballot a question asking if any insurance plan that has prescription drug coverage should be required to cover prescription birth control.
Proposed Ban On 'Conversion Therapy' Advances In SpringfieldThe measure sponsored by Chicago Democratic Rep. Kelly Cassidy prohibits mental health providers from providing so-called conversion therapy -- aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay young people -- to anyone who is under age 18.
Gay Marriage Opponents Invoke God, Free SpeechOpponents of legislation to legalize gay marriage in Illinois rallied Wednesday outside the state Capitol, one day after thousands held their own event to urge lawmakers to approve it.
Same-Sex Marriage Supporters, Opponents To Rally In SpringfieldProposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriages in Illinois passed the state Senate in February, but has stalled in the House.
Lawmakers Approve Required Birth Control Lessons In Sex Ed ClassesState lawmakers have passed legislation that would mandate schools that teach sex education in Illinois also would have to give students information about birth control.
Opponents, Supporters Of Same-Sex Marriage Stage Competing RalliesOpponents of same-sex marriage were targeting Chicago's Latino community on Saturday with a march and protest, where they also faced off with gay rights activists staging a counter protest.
Lawmaker: Rejection Of Anti-Bullying Bill Is 'Disgusting'An Illinois lawmaker called the state’s rejection of an anti-bullying ordinance “disgusting.” The bill was voted down after some conservative lawmakers expressed concern that it might be used to promote acceptance of homosexuality.
Illinois Senate Rejects Anti-Bullying Measure Amid Religious ObjectionsLawmakers failed to pass an enhanced anti-bullying law due to some members’ religious concerns.
Gay Rights Advocates Rankled By Ministers' DenouncementSome gay rights advocates are taking issue with clergy members who denounced any comparison between the gay rights movement and the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Ministers Denounce Comparison Of Dr. King, Gay RightsSeveral dozen clergy members from around the Chicago area are denouncing a new law that grants civil unions to same-sex couples in Illinois.
Sides Lobby Hard On Ill. Civil Unions BillSupporters of civil unions scrambled Monday to line up the final votes they need in the Illinois House, while opponents worked just as hard to block the measure in a lobbying duel that features competing religious leaders, constituent calls and e-mail blitzes.