Quinn Pledges To Push For Gay Marriage In IllinoisAfter enacting civil unions in Illinois last year, Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday he's now ready to work towards legalizing gay marriage.
Obama Announces Support For Same-Sex MarriagesA 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.”
Clerk Expects Big Crowds For Civil Unions On WednesdayCivil 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.
Battle Over Same-Sex Civil Unions Hits DowntownCivil 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.
Same-Sex Civil Unions To Become Legal In IllinoisSame-sex civil unions become legal in Illinois next week, and backers plan a downtown event to celebrate the occasion.