Gay Marriage Supporters Hail Dual Victories In Supreme CourtGay activists and local elected officials on Wednesday were celebrating U.S. Supreme Court action that handed two key victories to same-sex couples.
Despite Pressure, Harris Not Bowing Out As Sponsor Of Same-Sex Marriage BillThe state lawmaker who has served as chief sponsor of proposed same-sex marriage legislation said Sunday he has no intention of stepping aside as sponsor, despite pressure from prominent voices in the gay community over his decision not to call the issue to a vote last week.
Religious Opponents Continue Campaign Against Same-Sex MarriageAbout 200 ministers and others gathered in the south suburbs on Tuesday, day calling on the Illinois House to say "no" to legislation to legalize same-sex marriages.
Pat Brady Resigns As Illinois Republican Party ChairA replacement for Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady has to resolve inner-party squabbles at a time when the GOP is having identity issues and Democrats dominate them at the State Capitol and in the congressional delegation.
Opponents, Supporters Of Same-Sex Marriage Stage Competing RalliesOpponents of same-sex marriage were targeting Chicago's Latino community on Saturday with a march and protest, where they also faced off with gay rights activists staging a counter protest.
Cardinal George: Same-Sex Marriage 'Will Not Serve The Common Good'One day after a group of clergy came together to support same-sex marriage in Illinois, Cardinal Francis George and 10 other Chicago area religious leaders spoke out against the legalization of gay marriage.
Sen. Kirk Supports Same-Sex Marriage: 'Life Comes Down To Who You Love'Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has announced his support for gay marriage, saying that legally discriminating against same-sex couples "is an anathema to me."
Horrible Horoscopes: PiscesDo you want to be treated like a second-class citizen, Pisces? Would you like to be discriminated against because of your sexual preference? Would you like to be told by the government that you can’t marry the person you love? No? Then don’t treat others that way.
Chicago Man Accused Of Threatening Lawmaker Over Comments On Gay MarriageA felony arrest warrant has been issued for a Chicago man accused of threatening a state representative over her controversial comments about same-sex marriages.
Same-Sex Marriage Legislation Moves Forward In Illinois HouseAn Illinois House committee narrowly endorsed legislation to legalize gay marriage Tuesday, setting up a showdown on the House floor that could come in a matter of weeks.
Illinois Senate OKs Same-Sex Marriage ProposalThe Illinois Senate has voted to approve legislation legalizing same-sex marriages in Illinois.
Gay Marriage Legislation Advances In State SenateAn Illinois Senate committee has approved legalizing gay marriage for the second time in a month.
Same-Sex Marriage Sponsor Predicts 'Fast Track' For ApprovalThe House sponsor of legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois said the measure could get a vote “very soon,” after the new General Assembly was sworn in this week.
State Senator: Ministers' Vow Of Backlash For Gay Marriage Vote An 'Empty Threat'A coalition of West Side ministers was urging state lawmakers to reject legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois, but at least one lawmaker said the ministers' threat of political backlash against lawmakers who vote for gay marriage was nothing but an "empty threat."
Illinois Senate Panel OKs Same-Sex Marriage LegislationAfter two days of snags in moving the issue, Sen. Heather Steans finally won committee approval by an 8-5 vote Thursday evening, sending the measure next to the floor.