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Clerks Prep for Illinois Gay Marriage Rollout

NATIONAL | May 31
Equality Illinois, a gay-rights advocacy group, estimates about 1,300 same-sex licenses have been issued statewide, more than 1,110 of those in Cook County.

Gay Couple To Get Illinois Marriage License Early

POLITICS | Nov 26
A federal court ruling means a same-sex Chicago couple will be allowed to marry before the state’s gay marriage law takes effect.

Illinois Marriage Supporters Hold Forums on New Law

LOCAL | Nov 22
Advocates who pressed for same-sex marriage to become legal in Illinois are now sponsoring forums to help gay couples understand the law.

Chicago Suburban Mayors Back Gay Marriage Legislation

LOCAL | Oct 29
Seven mayors from the Chicago suburbs are signing on in support of same-sex marriage legislation.

Quinn and Durbin To Open the Rally at the March on Springfield

LOCAL | By EDGE | Oct 18
Organizers of the March on Springfield announced that Gov Pat Quinn (D) and Sen Dick Durbin (D) will open the rally with a welcome to the thousands of Illinoisans traveling there to call for passage of marriage equality in Illinois.

Gay Marriage Push Looking to Unions, Immigrants

NATIONAL | By Sophia Tareen | Aug 30
After their efforts to legalize gay marriage fizzled in Illinois this year, advocates gave their campaign a serious makeover: They called on unions, and recalibrated their message by using personal stories instead of civil rights comparisons.

ACLU Hires Former Iowa GOP Chair for Illinois Gay Marriage Effort

NATIONAL | Aug 28
The American Civil Liberties Union has hired a consulting firm started by the Iowa Republican Party’s former chairman to help with efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois.

State Rep. Greg Harris Marches in Gay Pride Parade

LOCAL | Jul 1
Illinois State Representative Greg Harris, who sponsored Illinois’ failed gay marriage bill marched in Chicago’s Pride Parade.

Illinois Senate Passes Marriage Bill

FAMILY | By Sara Burnett | Feb 14
The State Senate passed a marriage-equality bill 34-21. It now moves to the Democrat-dominated House. The governor has said he will sign it into law quickly, making Illinois the 2nd-largest state to legalize same-sex marriage.

Illinois Marriage Stalled, But Bipartisan Support Growing

LOCAL | By Christine Malcom | Jan 11
Although recent efforts to bring the Illinois Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act (IRFMFA) to a vote stalled, advances continue to be made with bipartisan and judicial support of the legislation.

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