Same-Sex Marriage

Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz (Credit: Village of Mundelein)

Mundelein Mayor’s Comments On Same-Sex Marriage Stir Controversy

The mayor of Mundelein ignited some controversy over the July 4th weekend, when he gave a speech and talked about a “moral crisis” in the country, including the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.


The spirits flow in Boystown after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in every state. (CBS)

Celebrations Erupt In Chicago After High Court Affirmation Of Same-Sex Marriage

The timing of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide couldn’t have come at a better time for Chicago’s gay community, which is celebrating Pride Weekend.


Supporters of same-sex marriages gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court waiting for its decision on whether gay couples have a constitutional right to wed. (Photo credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Extends Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s ruling on Friday means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.


A TV camera is set up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 25, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opposing Sides Await U.S. High Court Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Bans

The nation’s highest court could rule as early as Friday on the legality of same-sex marriage bans.


Jared Milrad (left) and Nate Johnson (right) in Hillary Clinton's presidential announcement video. (Source: Youtube)

Same-Sex Couple Featured In Hillary Clinton Video Invites Her To Their Wedding

Hillary Clinton’s campaign trail may take a summer turn towards Chicago if one couple’s offer is accepted. They were surprised to see themselves in her campaign launch video.



Woman Who Fought For Same-Sex Marriage In Indiana Dies Of Cancer

A 38-year-old Munster, Indiana, woman who led the way last year for legalizing same-sex marriage in Indiana has died of ovarian cancer.


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Catholic Activists Encouraged By Church’s Shift On Gays, Divorce

The Vatican meeting of bishops and lay-people seems to be brightening the outlook of social activists within the church.


Gay rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, on June 26, 2013, in Washington, D.C., after the court handed two key victories to same-sex couples. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Denies Gay Marriage Appeals In Indiana, Wisconsin, 3 Other States

On the first day of its new term, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected appeals from Indiana, Wisconsin, and three other states that sought to prohibit same-sex marriage.


Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal George Meets With Music Director Fired After Revealing Same-Sex Marriage Plans

Francis Cardinal George and a suburban music director met Tuesday and they talked about the director’s decision to marry another man.


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Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Bans In Indiana And Wisconsin Unconstitutional

The unanimous decision by the three-judge panel of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is yet another in a series of courtroom wins for gay-marriage advocates. Since last year, the vast majority of federal rulings have declared same-sex marriages bans unconstitutional.


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Pence Hopeful Court Will Uphold Indiana’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he remains hopeful that the Hoosier State’s ban on same-sex marriages will remain intact, despite blistering questions by the three-judge panel from the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.


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Judge Calls Same-Sex Marriage Bans “Savage Discrimination”

Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.


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Wisconsin, Indiana Set To Defend Gay Marriage Bans

The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago, where nearly 200 people lined up hoping to hear arguments in a case challenging gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana.


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Judge: Indiana Governor Contradicted Himself On Same-Sex Marriage

U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but he put the order on hold as a federal appeals court is taking up his earlier decisions on the issue. The state appealed the latest ruling Wednesday.


Deb Mell is sworn in as alderman of Chicago's 33rd Ward on July 24, 2013, as her wife Christin Baker holds a Bible for her oath of office. (Credit: CBS)

Deb Mell Announces Her Divorce On Twitter

Ald. Deb Mell announced on Twitter that she is getting a divorce.


Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner: Illinois Voters Should Have Decided Same-Sex Marriage Issue

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says he won’t advocate changing the law now that same-sex marriage is legal.


Governor Quinn at the wedding of Jim Darby and Patrick Bova at the Museum of Contemporary Art. (Credit: Steve Miller.

Gov. Quinn Attends Wedding Of Same-Sex Couple Together For 50 Years

With gay marriage now the law across the state of Illinois, Governor Quinn has appeared at the Chicago wedding of two men who have been a couple for five decades.


A same sex wedding cake at the Gay Wedding Show at the Queens Hotel on March 2, 2014 in Leeds, England. Legislation to allow same-sex marriage in England and Wales was passed by Parliament in July 2013 and will come into force on March 23,2014, with the first same-sex marriages taking place on March 29, 2014. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Same-Sex Marriage Law Takes Effect In Illinois

Monday is the first day that county clerks throughout the entire state of Illinois must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.


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Same-Sex Couples Tie Knot As Marriage Law Takes Effect

Same-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 Sunday

Sunday is the day that the law legalizing same-sex marriage takes full effect in Illinois.