Same-Sex Couples Tie Knot As Marriage Law Takes EffectSame-sex marriage in Illinois is legal and hundreds of couples across the state are taking advantage of the new law.
Same-Sex Marriage Law Goes Into Effect Statewide SundaySunday is the day that the law legalizing same-sex marriage takes full effect in Illinois.
African-American Religious Leaders Ramp Up Campaign Against Marriage EqualityWith same-sex marriage appearing closer to reality in Illinois, African-American religious leaders are ramping up their campaign to defeat the measure in Springfield, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.
Marriage Equality Advocates Pressure Lawmakers At State CapitolIn 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.
Marriage Equality Debate Divides Opinion Among Black Christians Going into tomorrow's veto session, the votes are split with at least part of the balance of power in the Black Caucus, which powerful ministers are trying to influence with their public statements and paid commercials.
Opinion: Happy ThanksgivingThe Buck Starts Here wishes a happy Thanksgiving to our readers. For progressives there is much to be thankful for this year.
Opinion: Romney and Ryan Are Real Life Versions Of GOP Caricatures Of Kerry and GoreIn an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.
Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex MarriageRev. 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.
Opinion: Chick-fil-A Doesn't Belong In PoliticsWhat was Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy thinking when he thought that anyone cares about what he thinks about same-sex marriage? Whatever Cathy’s reasoning, he has a lot to learn about the separation of his business and the unnecessary preaching of his morality.