Illinois State Sen. Heather Steans, North Side Democrat, Resigning After 12 Years In OfficeState Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago), who was instrumental in the passage of legislation legalizing recreational marijuana and same-sex marriage in Illinois, is resigning from office at the end of the month.
6 Years After Marriage Equality Becomes Law In Illinois, Number Of Same-Sex Couples To Marry In Cook County Poised To Pass 15,000The Cook County Clerk’s office this week announced that it is poised to issue 15,000 marriage licenses to same-sex couples by the end of the year – now six years after marriage equality became the law in Illinois.
Gay Counselor Sues Indianapolis Archdiocese Over Her FiringThe suit accuses the archdiocese and the Indianapolis school of retaliating against her, subjecting her to a hostile work environment and discriminating against her on the basis of her sexual orientation.
Indiana School Firing Gay Teacher To Keep Archdiocese TiesCathedral is affiliated with The Brothers of the Holy Cross, but relies more heavily on the archdiocese than Brebeuf.
Rauner Campaign Drops Bleeped F-Bomb In 'Unholy Union' Ad Slamming PritzkerThe TV ad depicts a wedding ceremony, with stand-ins for Pritzker and Madigan standing at an altar, taking vows.
Catholic School Counselor May Lose Job Over Her Same-Sex MarriageAn Indiana catholic school guidance counselor may lose her job of 15 years after officials learned she was married to another woman.
Man Claims Florist Refused To Serve His Same-Sex WeddingA same-sex couple in Indiana is claiming that a local florist refused to serve them and their upcoming wedding.
Jack Dorsey, Twitter's CEO, Blasted For Patronizing Chick-Fil-ATwitter CEO Jack Dorsey found himself back pedaling after tweeting about using Chick-fil-A's mobile app, saying he'd forgotten about the fast-food chain's history of opposing gay marriage.
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.
Supreme Court Sides With Baker In Same-Sex Wedding Cake CaseThe U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
Study Finds States With Legalized Same-Sex Marriage Have Fewer Teen SuicidesA new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found states that legalized same-sex marriage has a positive impact on LGBTQ teenagers.
A First For Same-Sex Couples: Triplets With DNA From Both ParentsJustin Ruehs and his husband, Adam Smeets, were ready to be fathers, but they weren't so ready to hear their surrogate was pregnant with triplets. That wasn’t the only stunner.
Cook County Inches Closer To 10,000 Same-Sex MarriagesCook County officials expect to issue the county’s 10,000th same-sex marriage license this week.
Mundelein Mayor's Comments On Same-Sex Marriage Stir ControversyThe mayor of Mundelein ignited some controversy over the July 4th weekend, when he gave a speech and talked about a "moral crisis" in the country, including the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.
Celebrations Erupt In Chicago After High Court Affirmation Of Same-Sex MarriageThe timing of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide couldn’t have come at a better time for Chicago’s gay community, which is celebrating Pride Weekend.