Schools in the Springfield diocese won't turn away children of gay parents, but they may make them feel unwelcome.
Illinois joins California, New Jersey, Oregon, and D.C. in banning use of the discredited, harmful practice on minors.
The two were wed in Chicago at Montrose Harbor in an afternoon ceremony.
A minister with Midwestern roots hopes to raise even more money for Meagan Taylor, to pay an outstanding fine.
Meagan Taylor, 22, was arrested Monday after hotel staff wrongly accused her of prostitution. Now the county jail doesn't know where to house her.
It's not the first time this six-term congressman from Illinois has championed the cause of protecting antigay activists from discrimination.
The first federally approved monument on federal land to honor LGBT vets was dedicated Sunday at the national cemetery outside Chicago.