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Clerks Prep for Illinois Gay Marriage Rollout

Equality Illinois, a gay-rights advocacy group, estimates about 1,300 same-sex licenses have been issued statewide, more than 1,110 of those in Cook County.

Gay Couple To Get Illinois Marriage License Early

A federal court ruling means a same-sex Chicago couple will be allowed to marry before the state’s gay marriage law takes effect.

Illinois Marriage Supporters Hold Forums on New Law

LOCAL | Nov 22
Advocates who pressed for same-sex marriage to become legal in Illinois are now sponsoring forums to help gay couples understand the law.

Chicago Suburban Mayors Back Gay Marriage Legislation

LOCAL | Oct 29
Seven mayors from the Chicago suburbs are signing on in support of same-sex marriage legislation.

Quinn and Durbin To Open the Rally at the March on Springfield

LOCAL | By EDGE | Oct 18
Organizers of the March on Springfield announced that Gov Pat Quinn (D) and Sen Dick Durbin (D) will open the rally with a welcome to the thousands of Illinoisans traveling there to call for passage of marriage equality in Illinois.

Gay Marriage Push Looking to Unions, Immigrants

NATIONAL | By Sophia Tareen | Aug 30
After their efforts to legalize gay marriage fizzled in Illinois this year, advocates gave their campaign a serious makeover: They called on unions, and recalibrated their message by using personal stories instead of civil rights comparisons.

ACLU Hires Former Iowa GOP Chair for Illinois Gay Marriage Effort

The American Civil Liberties Union has hired a consulting firm started by the Iowa Republican Party’s former chairman to help with efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois.

Illinois Senate Passes Marriage Bill

FAMILY | By Sara Burnett | Feb 14
The State Senate passed a marriage-equality bill 34-21. It now moves to the Democrat-dominated House. The governor has said he will sign it into law quickly, making Illinois the 2nd-largest state to legalize same-sex marriage.

Illinois Catholic Charities Leave Diocese, End Civil Unions Dispute

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 15
Earlier this month, Catholic Social Services of Southern Illinois took the radical step of separating itself entirely from the church allowing gay and lesbian couples to adopt as well as provide provide foster-care services.

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