CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Same Sex

A same-sex couple kisses outside Chicago's Chick-fil-A in protest of the company boss's statements against gay marriage. (CBS)

Same-Sex Couples Kiss Outside Chick-Fil-A In Protest

Chick-fil-A’s top executive said he supports the biblical definition of marriage, between a man and woman.

08/03/2012

Civil Union Ceremony At Millennium Park

More Than 3,700 Civil Unions Issued In Illinois Since June

More than 3,700 couples committed to one another through civil unions in the first six months since Illinois legalized them.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

Scales Of Justice

Catholic Charities To Fight Ruling That Ended State Adoption Contract

The State of Illinois is moving to steer foster families to new agencies, even as Catholic Charities prepares to fight a court ruling allowing the state to end its relationship with the agency.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

Scales Of Justice

ACLU Intervenes In Catholic Charities Adoption Rights Case

A judge is allowing the American Civil Liberties Union to intervene in the battle over adoption rights for same-sex couples.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Civil Unions

831 Civil Union Licenses Issued In Cook County Last Month

Officials say 831 civil union licenses were awarded to Cook County couples in June, the first month they were legal in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011

Same Sex Marriage

Kane County Advised To Charge Same For Civil Unions, Marriages

While civil unions will not be treated equally as marriage when they become legal in Illinois, there is one area where they may be on par.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2011

Same Sex Marriage

Proposal To Restrict Gay Adoptions Fails In Senate Committee

A controversial bill that would limit adoptions by same-sex couples was defeated in an Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011

Same Sex Marriage

Bill Would Let Agencies Deny Adoptions To Same-Sex Couples

Gay rights advocates are outraged over proposed state legislation that would allow adoption agencies to refuse to place children with couples joined in a civil union.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2011

Civil Unions

County Clerks Update Forms For Civil Unions

Since state lawmakers have approved civil unions, county clerks in Illinois have some changes to make.

WBBM Newsradio–01/06/2011

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Speaker Madigan: ‘Good Chance’ For Civil Unions

The top Illinois House Democrat laid favorable odds Tuesday that a push to give gay and lesbian couples the right to unite through civil unions would be approved by his legislative chamber.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2010