Catholic Charities To Fight Ruling That Ended State Adoption ContractThe State of Illinois is moving to steer foster families to new agencies, even as Catholic Charities prepares to fight a court ruling allowing the state to end its relationship with the agency.
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.
831 Civil Union Licenses Issued In Cook County Last MonthOfficials say 831 civil union licenses were awarded to Cook County couples in June, the first month they were legal in Illinois.
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.
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.
Bill Would Let Agencies Deny Adoptions To Same-Sex CouplesGay rights advocates are outraged over proposed state legislation that would allow adoption agencies to refuse to place children with couples joined in a civil union.
County Clerks Update Forms For Civil UnionsSince state lawmakers have approved civil unions, county clerks in Illinois have some changes to make.
Speaker Madigan: 'Good Chance' For Civil Unions The top Illinois House Democrat laid favorable odds Tuesday that a push to give gay and lesbian couples the right to unite through civil unions would be approved by his legislative chamber.