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Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

Laura Ricketts

Cubs Co-Owner Laura Ricketts Forms SuperPAC For Lesbian Issues

Another member of Chicago’s Ricketts family is getting involved with a super PAC.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

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

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

Civil Union Ceremony At Millennium Park

More Than 3,700 Civil Unions Issued In Illinois Since June

More than 3,700 couples committed to one another through civil unions in the first six months since Illinois legalized them.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

Town Hall District Police Station

LGBT Senior Housing Development To Go Ahead In Boystown

A handful of housing projects designed specifically for LGBT senior citizens are springing up around the country, and Chicago is about to get one soon.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2011

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

Same Sex Marriage

Big Jump In lllinois Same-Sex Couples Reporting Status To Census

The number of Illinoisans telling the U.S. Census Bureau they’re part of a same-sex couple has jumped significantly.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

Scales Of Justice

ACLU Intervenes In Catholic Charities Adoption Rights Case

A judge is allowing the American Civil Liberties Union to intervene in the battle over adoption rights for same-sex couples.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Civil Union Ceremony At Millennium Park

Group: More Than 1,600 Couples Have Applied For Civil Unions

Only a month has passed since Illinois legalized civil unions, but more than 1,600 same-sex couples have already applied for licenses.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

Paula Brooks

Local Lesbian News Site Founder ‘Saddened’ By Impostor

A founder of a new lesbian women’s news Web site for Chicago wrote recently that she was “very saddened” to discover that the “woman” behind the “Lez Get Real” blog was actually a straight man misrepresenting himself.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

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

Illinois House Floor

Lesbian Activist To Assume State House Seat

Lesbian activist Kelly Cassidy will replace state Rep. Harry Osterman in the Illinois House, as Osterman moves to the Chicago City Council.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2011

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

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