Men Heartened By Support After Discrimination ClaimA downstate gay couple says since being denied accommodations for their civil union ceremony at two venues, response to their plight has been overwhelming.
Downstate Men Denied Civil Union AccommodationsWhen a pair of downstate men tried to rent a hall for their civil union celebration, they learned discrimination does not end with a stroke of the governor's pen.
Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment Advances In IndianaThe Indiana State House of Representatives has approved a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage and civil unions.
6 Arrested At Valentine's Day Same-Sex Marriage ProtestSix people arrested on Valentine's Day during a gay rights demonstration at a Cook County marriage license office downtown have a court date -- St. Patrick's Day.
Chicago History Museum To Open GLBT Exhibit In MayThe Chicago History Museum will open its long-awaited exhibit on gay and lesbian history in Chicago this spring.
Bank Facilitates Financial Services For GLBT CommunityA Chicago based bank is making it easier for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community to get financial services.
Magazine Honors State Rep. For Civil UnionsState Rep. Greg Harris (D-Ill.), the architect of the successful effort to legalize civil unions in Illinois, has been named Person of the Year by Gay Chicago Magazine.
GLBT Health Center Raises $650K In 50 DaysThe Howard Brown Health Center has raised $650,000 in a period of 50 days, after a financial emergency had the gay and lesbian medical clinic on the brink of closing.
UIC Researcher Gets $730K Grant To Study LGBT BullyingA researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago has received a $730,000 grant for a four-year study of adolescents' reasoning about bullying due to gender and sexuality.
Meeks Courts Gay Voters In LakeviewMayoral candidate James Meeks tried to reach out to gay and lesbian voters on Wednesday, exactly one week after voting against historic legislation to legalize civil unions for gay and lesbian couples.
Gov. Quinn Will Sign Civil Unions Bill Next YearGov. Pat Quinn said Friday that he will wait until the new year to sign legislation that legalizes civil unions for same-sex couples in Illinois.
Daley Calls For Full Same-Sex Marriage RightsMayor Richard M. Daley says he hopes the state’s approval of civil unions for same-sex couples will eventually lead to full marriage rights.
Civil Unions Bill Goes To Governor's DeskA measure approving civil unions for same-sex couples is now on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk, and he’s promising to sign it.
State Senate Approves Civil UnionsThe Illinois Senate has approved legislation that would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in Illinois, sending the proposal to Gov. Pat Quinn, who has lobbied in support of the measure.
UPDATED: Illinois Senate Debating Civil UnionsThe Illinois Senate has begun debating a proposal to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in Illinois.