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Clerks Prep for Illinois Gay Marriage Rollout

Saturday May 31, 2014
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

Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
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

Friday Nov 22, 2013
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

Tuesday Oct 29, 2013
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

By EDGE | Friday Oct 18, 2013
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

By Sophia Tareen | Friday Aug 30, 2013
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

Wednesday Aug 28, 2013
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.

State Rep. Greg Harris Marches in Gay Pride Parade

Monday Jul 1, 2013
Illinois State Representative Greg Harris, who sponsored Illinois’ failed gay marriage bill marched in Chicago’s Pride Parade.

Illinois Senate Passes Marriage Bill

By Sara Burnett | Thursday Feb 14, 2013
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 Marriage Stalled, But Bipartisan Support Growing

By Christine Malcom | Friday Jan 11, 2013
Although recent efforts to bring the Illinois Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act (IRFMFA) to a vote stalled, advances continue to be made with bipartisan and judicial support of the legislation.