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Judge Calls Same-Sex Marriage Bans “Savage Discrimination”

Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

08/26/2014

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Wisconsin, Indiana Set To Defend Gay Marriage Bans

The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago, where nearly 200 people lined up hoping to hear arguments in a case challenging gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana.

08/26/2014

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Federal Judge Orders Early Same-Sex Marriage License For Dying Same-Sex Partner

One of the partners is expected to die before Illinois’ same-sex marriage law takes effect next June.

11/25/2013

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Same-Sex Couples Seek Illinois Court Ruling On Gay Marriage

Attorneys representing more than two dozen same-sex couples say they plan to ask a Cook County judge for a quick ruling in favor of gay marriage in Illinois.

07/10/2013

Same Sex Marriage

Downstate Clerks, Religious Law Firm To Defend Gay Marriage Ban

Two county clerks from downstate and a Chicago-based Catholic law firm are asking a judge for permission to defend Illinois’ gay marriage ban.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

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Judge Agrees To Combine Lawsuits Seeking To End Gay Marriage Ban

A Cook County judge on Thursday agreed to combine two lawsuit seeking to overturn the ban on gay marriage in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

Cook County Clerk David Orr and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez say they agree with two recent lawsuits that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. They say they won't defend the law in court, and will concede the state should be required to provide marriage licenses to same-sex couples. (Credit: CBS)

Orr, Alvarez Won’t Fight Suits Challenging Gay Marriage Ban

Cook County Clerk David Orr and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez say they agree with a pair of recent lawsuits alleging the state’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, and they are not fighting the effort to lift that ban.

06/14/2012

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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