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  • Illinois gay marriage vote unlikely

    Illinois gay marriage vote unlikely
    SPRINGFIELD — Gay marriage supporters flocked to the Capitol grounds by the busload Tuesday, waving rainbow-colored flags and wearing rain-soaked bridal veils to pressure lawmakers to make Illinois the 15th state to legalize same-sex unions. The...
  • Signed and sealed: Illinois 16th state to legalize gay marriage

    Signed and sealed: Illinois 16th state to legalize gay marriage
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday put his signature on a historic measure making Illinois the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage, capping a 40-year push for gay rights that picked up major momentum during the past decade. Playing master of ceremonies...
  • Lawmakers approve gay marriage in Illinois

    Lawmakers approve gay marriage in Illinois
    Lawmakers approved gay marriage Tuesday in a historic vote that saw supporters overcome cultural, racial and geographic divides and put Illinois in line with a growing number of states that have extended the right to wed to same-sex couples. After...
  • State budget would put off tough decisions until after election

    State budget would put off tough decisions until after election
    Illinois Democrats on Tuesday rolled out a new state spending plan that puts off many tough decisions until after the November election by relying on a series of time-tested budget tricks. To make ends meet, at least on paper, lawmakers would bump up...
  • Panelists for discussion of marriage equality

    Panelists for discussion of marriage equality
    Editorial Page Editor Bruce Dold will lead a discussion about marriage equality in the next Chicago Forward on Oct. 1. The event is at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St. For tickets, which cost $20: https://cfmarriage....
  • Chicago Forward: marriage equality in Illinois

    Chicago Forward: marriage equality in Illinois
    Thirteen states now allow same-sex marriage. Illinois isn’t one of them.  Though the Illinois Senate passed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act in February,  the bill’s sponsors haven’t come up with the votes to pass it in...
  • Gay marriage foes rally in Springfield

    Gay marriage foes rally in Springfield
    SPRINGFIELD --- Religious groups opposed to gay marriage rallied Wednesday at the Capitol to encourage lawmakers to reject a measure that would grant same-sex couples the right to marry in Illinois. The gathering came one day after gay marriage...
  • Illinois gay marriage bill being debated in Illinois House

    Illinois gay marriage bill being debated in Illinois House
    SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois House lawmakers are debating a bill today to legalize gay marriage in Illinois. If approved, Illinois would become the 15th state to allow same-sex unions. The bill will need 60 votes to pass the Illinois House. A test vote...
  • Illinois lawmakers approve gay marriage

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois General Assembly narrowly approved a gay marriage bill Tuesday, clearing the way for President Obama's home state to become the 15th to legalize same-sex unions. The bill got 61 votes in the House, one more than...
  • Illinois poised to be 15th state to allow same-sex marriage

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The General Assembly narrowly approved a gay marriage bill Tuesday, clearing the way for Illinois to become the 15th state to legalize same-sex unions. The bill got 61 votes in the House, one more than the minimum needed to send...
  • Teen suicide: More schools bring issue out of shadows

    Teen suicide: More schools bring issue out of shadows
    The paper handed to each freshman at Oak Lawn Community High School recently was filled with blunt and uncomfortable questions. Had they lost interest in everything? Did they feel they weren't as smart or good-looking as most other people? Were they...
  • O'Malley signs same-sex marriage bill

    O'Malley signs same-sex marriage bill
    Amid cheers and camera flashes from a crush of onlookers, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law Thursday his bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland — legislation that raises his national profile and, advocates say, gives momentum to those...