African-American Religious Leaders Ramp Up Campaign Against Marriage EqualityWith same-sex marriage appearing closer to reality in Illinois, African-American religious leaders are ramping up their campaign to defeat the measure in Springfield, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.
Suburban Mayors Back Same-Sex Marriage LegislationThe group is largely nonpartisan officials from Kane, DuPage, DeKalb and Kendall counties.
Gay Marriage Opponents Invoke God, Free SpeechOpponents of legislation to legalize gay marriage in Illinois rallied Wednesday outside the state Capitol, one day after thousands held their own event to urge lawmakers to approve it.
Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Flock To Springfield To Push For VoteSupporters of gay marriage in Illinois say now is the time for lawmakers to give it the okay, and headed to Springfield by the busload on Tuesday to deliver their message, but it remained unclear if there were enough votes in the House to send same-sex marriage legislation to the governor.
Illinois Gay Marriage Debate Takes Center Stage Opponents and supporters of same-sex marriage are gearing up for another push in the Illinois Legislature.
Same-Sex Marriage Supporters, Opponents To Rally In SpringfieldProposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriages in Illinois passed the state Senate in February, but has stalled in the House.
Minneapolis Mayor Urges Same-Sex Couples To Tie The Knot In Gopher StateThe mayor of Minneapolis is making no bones about it, he wants same-sex couples to come to Minnesota to spend big bucks on weddings, since they can't get married yet in Illinois.
Ex-GOP Boss Brady To Lobby For Same-Sex MarriageFormer Illinois GOP Chair Pat Brady, who was pushed out by party conservatives because of his vocal support for same-sex marriage, is writing his next chapter by tackling the same issue.
Gay Couples Tie The Knot At Market Days Fest To Support Same-Sex MarriageThe Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago has been offering faux weddings for anyone who wants to stop by their tent at Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue, and get fake-hitched.
Same-Sex Couples Seek Illinois Court Ruling On Gay MarriageAttorneys representing more than two dozen same-sex couples say they plan to ask a Cook County judge for a quick ruling in favor of gay marriage in Illinois.
Tunney Wants Legislature To 'Get Its Act Together' On Gay MarriageAs the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and opened the door for California to resume same-sex marriages, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) called on the state legislature to “get its act together” and approve gay marriage in Illinois.