Illinois governor rallies behind marriage at Chicago Pride

On Sunday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn spoke out about the freedom to marry, saying, "I think we're closer every day."

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Evan Wolfson to serve as grand marshal of Chicago Pride

Our founder and president will be leading Chicago's 43rd annual Pride Parade on Sunday while activists build momentum for the freedom to marry in Illinois.

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Illinois Attorney General requests to intervene in marriage lawsuits

On Friday, Lisa Madigan, Attorney General of Illinois, requested to intervene in the recent marriage lawsuits to advocate for the freedom to marry.

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Illinois marks first anniversary of civil union law

One year ago today, a civil union law went into effect in the state of Illinois. The law has provided some of the protections that marriage affords, but it is not a substitution for marriage.

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25 Illinois couples file lawsuit for the freedom to marry

This morning, Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union will announce twin lawsuits on behalf of 25 same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry in Illinois.

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Colorado civil unions bill fails in the House because of legislative inaction

Late last night, the Colorado Civil Union Act failed in the Colorado House when lawmakers did not bring the bill to a vote.

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Colorado House Committee to vote on civil union bill on Thursday

Colorado's House Judiciary Committee, widely seen as the largest obstacle to the passage of civil unions this year, will vote on the civil union bill this Thursday.

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WATCH: Rory’s Story

Freedom to Marry's partners Marriage Equality Ireland produced a touching a video demonstrating why civil partnerships are no substitute for marriage.

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For Some Couples, Once Was Not Enough

While hundreds and hundreds of same-sex couples are wed in New York, some of these same couples had already committed to each other in other ways.

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Illinois issues over 1,600 civil unions in the first month

In the month of June, over 1,600 civil unions were issued by the state of Illinois, according to statewide LGBT advocacy group, Equality Illinois.

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