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  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • You'll want to be ringside for this one

     
    Chicago Tribune Editorial Page Editor Bruce Dold leads a discussion about marriage equality as state legislators debate whether to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. The conversation will include time for audience questions. Joining Dold will be:...
  • Call to ban pols from Pride Parade wrong response

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Disgruntled over the House's failure to bring a gay marriage bill to a vote, some activists want to ban politicians from walking in this year's Chicago Pride Parade, according to today's Tribune story. The petition, which is......
  • Harris passes Politics 101, keeps gay marriage bill alive to fight another day

     
    Tuesday's print column It would have been satisfying — or at least a minor consolation for a stinging defeat — had Democratic state Rep. Greg Harris of Chicago called for a vote Friday night in Springfield on his bill to......
  • Illinois gay marriage bill won't pass House this session

    Illinois gay marriage bill won't pass House this session
    SPRINGFIELD --- A showdown vote on legalizing gay marriage in Illinois never materialized Friday as lawmakers adjourned, dashing the high hopes of supporters who believed that after years of disappointment they were finally on the verge of making history....
  • Quinn: No new casinos without pension reform

    Quinn: No new casinos without pension reform
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday put a finer point on a notion he's been pushing this spring: no gambling expansion will happen without comprehensive changes to fix a greatly underfunded government worker pension system. The Democratic governor also insisted...
  • Quinn calls on House to send him gay marriage bill

    Quinn calls on House to send him gay marriage bill
    Gov. Pat Quinn called on the Illinois House to send him legislation to legalize gay marriage, saying lawmakers had plenty of time to make up their mind on the issue. The state Senate passed the measure on Valentine's Day, and the governor has said he'...
  • Obama's political group pushes Illinois gay marriage bill

    Obama's political group pushes Illinois gay marriage bill
    Organizing for Action, the offshoot of President Barack Obama's successful re-election campaign, is joining the push for same-sex marriage in Obama's home state, the group announced Tuesday. Though the organization had been created to assist Obama's...
  • Obama issue group joins gay marriage push in Illinois

    Obama issue group joins gay marriage push in Illinois
    Organizing for Action, the offshoot of President Barack Obama’s successful re-election campaign, is joining the push for same-sex marriage in Obama’s home state, the group announced Tuesday. Though the organization had been created to assist...