Ill. Marriage Equality Pioneer Dead at 65

Ill. Marriage Equality Pioneer Dead at 65

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

Marriage Equality Support Doesn't Cost Ill. Repubs

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?

Where Can You Get Married in Illinois?

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

Ill. AG Says Marriage Equality Can Begin Statewide

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 28 2014 5:34 PM ET

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Ill. Gay Couples With Health Issues Will Be Able to Marry Early

Judge: Gay Couples Facing Terminal Illness Can Marry Early in Ill. 

Same-sex couples in which one partner has a life-threatening illness can marry immediately instead of waiting for the state's marriage equality law to take effect June 1, a judge has ruled.

Illinois Family Institute Compares Marriage Equality to Junk Food

Illinois Family Institute Compares Marriage Equality to Junk Food

The Illinois Family Institute, an anti-LGBT Christian organization, issued a fake nutritional label that tries (and fails) to be clever in its opposition to marriage equality. This is not the first written disaster from the organization.

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