Chick-fil-A’s top executive said he supports the biblical definition of marriage, between a man and woman.
More than 3,700 couples committed to one another through civil unions in the first six months since Illinois legalized them.
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.
A judge is allowing the American Civil Liberties Union to intervene in the battle over adoption rights for same-sex couples.
Officials say 831 civil union licenses were awarded to Cook County couples in June, the first month they were legal in Illinois.
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.
A controversial bill that would limit adoptions by same-sex couples was defeated in an Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday.
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.
Since state lawmakers have approved civil unions, county clerks in Illinois have some changes to make.
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.