Religious Freedom And Marriage Fairness Act

Illinois House Of Representatives

Illinois House, Senate Pass Same-Sex Marriage Bill

A historic vote Tuesday in the Illinois House positioned that state to become the largest in the heartland to legalize gay marriage, following months of arduous lobbying efforts by both sides in President Barack Obama’s home state.


State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Ill.)

Harris On Gay Marriage Bill: Equal Rights Are Always A Struggle

Illinois State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) says winning full marriage rights for same-sex marriage in Illinois will be a struggle, but he says such is always the case with civil rights issues.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

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