Same Sex Civil Unions

Same Sex Marriage

Quinn Pledges To Push For Gay Marriage In Illinois

After enacting civil unions in Illinois last year, Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday he’s now ready to work towards legalizing gay marriage.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2012

President Obama

Obama Announces Support For Same-Sex Marriages

A day after voters in North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, President Barack Obama told ABC News that “same sex couples should be able to get married.”

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

Same Sex Marriage

Clerk Expects Big Crowds For Civil Unions On Wednesday

Civil union licenses will start being issued in Illinois starting on Wednesday and Cook County Clerk David Orr expects a big rush early in the morning.

WBBM Newsradio–05/30/2011

Same sex marriage protest. (CBS)

Battle Over Same-Sex Civil Unions Hits Downtown

Civil unions between same sex couples become legal in Illinois next Wednesday, with the first ceremonies starting on Thursday. That’s prompting joy in the gay community, but also an effort by gay marriage opponents to fight the new law.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011

Gay Rights

Same-Sex Civil Unions To Become Legal In Illinois

Same-sex civil unions become legal in Illinois next week, and backers plan a downtown event to celebrate the occasion.

WBBM Newsradio–05/24/2011