Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Baker In Same-Sex Wedding Cake CaseThe Supreme Court is set aside a Colorado court ruling against the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop who cited religious freedom and wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. But the highest court in the land is not deciding the big issue in the case – whether a business can refuse to serve gay and lesbian people.
5 Tax Tips For Filing Your Taxes As A NewlywedIf you recently said "I do" then you have more to consider when it comes to filing your tax return. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Report: Many Difficulties For Couples In Civil Unions One Year LaterIt has been a year now since same-sex civil unions became legal in Illinois, but the advocacy group Equality Illinois says many couples are not finding that their unions are being treated as equal to marriages.
Advocates Hope For Approval Of Medical Leave For Partners In Civil UnionsGay rights activists are hoping for final approval of a state bill that would guarantee a benefit currently offered only to those in marriages recognized by the federal government.
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.
State Resumes Referring Adoption Cases To Catholic CharitiesThe state has resumed referring foster care cases to Catholic Charities, as a court battle continues over the right to turn away same-sex couples in civil unions.
State Decides Not To Renew Adoption Contract With Catholic CharitiesFollowing a legal dispute over the right to turn away same-sex couples in civil unions, the State of Illinois has decided not to renew adoption and foster care contracts with Catholic Charities.
Group: Civil Union Licenses Have Been Issued In 83 Illinois CountiesChicago-based Equality Illinois has said 1,618 civil union licenses were issued throughout the state in the month since the law went into effect on June 1.
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.
Catholic Charities Wants Right To Send Gay Couples ElsewhereCatholic Charities says it might stop its adoption services if the state requires them to place children with same-sex couples.
Vote On Civil Unions Could Come Next WeekA vote by state lawmakers on a bill that would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples could come as soon as Monday, reports say.
Vote Coming For Civil Unions In Illinois?A push to recognize civil unions among same-sex couples is near having enough votes to pass the Illinois House, its main legislative backer predicted Tuesday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.