Elmhurst College To Ask Students About Sexual OrientationElmhurst College has become the first in the nation to ask prospective students about their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Debate Continues After Local Activist Petitions For Bert And Ernie To WedThe producers of “Sesame Street” said in a statement last week that Bert and Ernie have no sexual orientation, but a Chicago area activist’s petition continues to gather signatures calling for the Muppet characters to be married.
Big Jump In lllinois Same-Sex Couples Reporting Status To CensusThe number of Illinoisans telling the U.S. Census Bureau they’re part of a same-sex couple has jumped significantly.
ACLU Intervenes In Catholic Charities Adoption Rights CaseA judge is allowing the American Civil Liberties Union to intervene in the battle over adoption rights for same-sex couples.
Group: More Than 1,600 Couples Have Applied For Civil UnionsOnly a month has passed since Illinois legalized civil unions, but more than 1,600 same-sex couples have already applied for licenses.
Catholic Charities Sue For Right To Turn Away Same-Sex CouplesSeveral Catholic Charities groups are suing the state, saying they should not have to accept same-sex couples in civil unions as foster parents.
Same-Sex Couples Take Vows For Civil UnionsIt was a shining moment for all to see this morning, as same-sex couples gathered to exchange vows for their civil unions in Millennium Park.
Same-Sex Couples Line Up For Civil Union LicensesA long-awaited day has arrived for same-sex couples in Illinois.
Old Police Station To Become Housing For Gay SeniorsThe old Town Hall District police station at Halsted and Addison streets will become part of a housing development serving gay seniors.
30 Couples To Be Joined In Civil Unions In Millennium ParkGov. Pat Quinn and Cook County Clerk David Orr will be among those in attendance for a historic ceremony next month, in which 30 gay and lesbian couples will be joined in civil unions in Millennium Park.
Kane County Advised To Charge Same For Civil Unions, MarriagesWhile 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.
Chicago's Boystown May Soon Be Site Of Reality ShowCould the Boystown strip on Halsted Street soon be the setting for a new reality TV show?
Another Town To Use 'Boystown' Name?Chicago’s Boystown was the first official gay village in the country, but soon, it might not be the only gay and lesbian neighborhood using the name.
Proposal To Restrict Gay Adoptions Fails In Senate CommitteeA controversial bill that would limit adoptions by same-sex couples was defeated in an Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday.
Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment Sent To Empty CommitteeA proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Illinois has been assigned to an executive subcommittee with no members, and gay rights activists say it’s as good as dead.