With Gov. Pat Quinn’s signature on Senate Bill 10, Illinois Wednesday became the 16th U.S. state to embrace marriage equality.
Story courtesy Windy City Times: Gov. Pat Quinn announced Nov. 7 that he would sign SB10, the legislation that would bring same-sex marriage equality to Illinois, on Nov. 20 at 3:30 p.m. at University of Illinois (UIC) Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
People flooded the streets of Chicago’s Boystown to celebrate their new right to marry.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he’ll sign legislation allowing same sex couples in Illinois to marry this month.
US: Cardinal who compared Pride to Ku Klux Klan rally says Illinois equal marriage is ‘bad legislation’
Chicago Cardinal Francis George, who once compared gay rights campaigners to the Ku Klux Klan, has come out in opposition to the recent passing of same-sex marriage in Illinois, calling it “bad legislation.”
It’s a great day for equality: the Illinois House has finally approved a marriage equality bill, all but assuring that Illinois will become the 15th marriage equality state.
Congrats Illinois! Illinois will become state number 15. http://www.glaad.org/blog/breaking-illinois-passes-marriage-equality
Seven mayors from the Chicago suburbs are signing on in support of same-sex marriage legislation.
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The tax advantages of marriage will easily pay for a flight to Minneapolis, he notes.
Moved to tears by the testimonies, art and stories of our trans sisters, brothers and siblings who are incarcerated. As we cackle and snap at Orange Is the New Black, let’s not forget those actually living behind bars.
Thanks Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois for this beautiful collection called “Hidden Expressions”.
I’d also like to shout out SRLP’s publication “In Solidarity”.
After their efforts to legalize gay marriage fizzled in Illinois this year, advocates gave their campaign a serious makeover: They called on unions, focused longer-term and recalibrated their message by using personal stories instead of civil rights comparisons.
Residents aren’t pleased with the idea of a hotel catering to LGBT patrons, worrying it will bring crime and traffic.