Ill. Trans Woman Alleges Discrimination by Hobby Lobby
July 08 2014 7:11 PM ET

Ill. Trans Woman Alleges Discrimination by Hobby Lobby

Mitch Kellaway

While questions swirl about whether there's reason to worry about Hobby Lobby's possible anti-LGBT biases, one transgender employee says she's confronted discrimination there for years.

WATCH: Illinois Celebrates Statewide Marriage Equality
June 02 2014 2:09 PM ET

WATCH: Illinois Celebrates Statewide Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Same-sex couples have been able to marry in some parts of the state for several months, but now marriage equality is the law of the entire Land of Lincoln.

Ill. Trans Woman Alleges Medical Discrimination, Files Lawsuit
April 16 2014 5:51 PM ET

Ill. Trans Woman Alleges Medical Discrimination, Files Lawsuit

Parker Marie Molloy

A transgender woman alleges that an Illinois doctor wouldn't treat her after learning about her desire to pursue hormone replacement therapy.

Candidate Who Blamed Gays for Disasters Wins Ill. Congressional Primary
March 19 2014 4:04 PM ET

Candidate Who Blamed Gays for Disasters Wins Ill. Primary

Trudy Ring

Republican Susanne Atanus, who said 'God is angry' at gays, pulls off a primary win but faces a popular Democratic incumbent in the general election.

Ill. Marriage Equality Pioneer Dead at 65
March 19 2014 2:44 PM ET

Ill. Marriage Equality Pioneer Dead at 65

Trudy Ring

Vernita Gray, part of the first same-sex couple married in Illinois after winning a court order, was a veteran activist in her hometown of Chicago.

Marriage Equality Support Doesn't Cost Ill. Repubs
March 19 2014 1:19 PM ET

Marriage Equality Support Doesn't Cost Ill. Repubs

Trudy Ring

Of the three Republican state representatives who voted for marriage equality, two won their primaries by a wide margin, while the other has a narrow lead.

Where Can You Get Married in Illinois?
March 07 2014 11:07 AM ET

Where Can You Get Married in Illinois?

Trudy Ring

At least five counties are joining Cook and Champaign in accepting license applications from same-sex couples, but more are waiting for June 1, the marriage equality law's original effective date.

Ill. AG Says Marriage Equality Can Begin Statewide
March 05 2014 11:33 AM ET

Ill. AG Says Marriage Equality Can Begin Statewide

Sunnivie Brydum

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says given the constitutional issues, there's no justification to wait to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples until the state's marriage equality law takes effect June 1.

Judge Says Chicago Marriage Equality Can Start Immediately
February 21 2014 1:00 PM ET February 28 2014 4:34 PM ET

Judge: The Wait Is Over for Chicago's Same-Sex Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

Same-sex couples in Cook County, Ill., don't have to wait until June to get married, according to a federal judge's ruling today.

WATCH: Director Lana Wachowski Honored With Equality Illinois’s Freedom Award
February 11 2014 12:25 AM ET

WATCH: Director Lana Wachowski Honored With Equality Illinois’s Freedom Award

Patrick Yacco

The award celebrates the Chicago-born filmmaker’s commitment to LGBTQ visibility.

WATCH: Ill. Catholic Bishop Says Gays Need 'Discipline,' Like Kids
January 30 2014 4:22 PM ET

WATCH: Ill. Catholic Bishop Says Gays Need 'Discipline,' Like Kids

Trudy Ring

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, who conducted an exorcism service the day the Illinois marriage equality bill was signed into law, has also repeated his assertion that Satan is behind same-sex marriage.

Ill. GOP Candidate Blames Gays for Disasters, Raises Party Leaders' Ire
January 23 2014 4:15 PM ET

WATCH: Ill. GOP Hopeful Blames Gays for Disasters, Autism

Trudy Ring

LGBT people have aroused God's wrath, says a Republican congressional hopeful, whose comments in turn drew the wrath of party leaders, who called on her to quit the race.

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