Postedon Jun 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm
To illustrate the reality of these untenable marriage laws, we spoke with two couples who have led similar lives and yet, because of the state border between Illinois and Indiana are treated dramatically differently when it comes to accessing simple respect for their relationship.
Postedon Apr 14, 2014 at 01:00 pm
After today's great victory in Ohio, it's a good time to check in on the state of marriage litigation across the country. In nine states, marriage litigation is currently pending at the federal appellate level in five different Circuit Courts.
Postedon Mar 19, 2014 at 11:00 am
Yesterday, March 18, three Illinois House Republicans who voted in favor of Illinois’ freedom to marry bill last year won their primary challenges, in spite of aggressive targeting this month by anti-marriage opponents.
Postedon Feb 26, 2014 at 12:45 pm
It's been a big week for the freedom to marry in Illinois: Two counties in the state have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, explaining that families should not have to wait for the freedom to marry.
Postedon Dec 02, 2013 at 10:30 am
Last week, on November 27, Vernita Gray and Pat Ewert became the first same-sex couple ever to marry in Illinois. The women were granted an emergency marriage license by a federal court last Monday.
Postedon Nov 21, 2013 at 01:24 pm
Yesterday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the state’s marriage bill into law.
Postedon Nov 06, 2013 at 10:00 am
Last night, shortly after the Illinois House of Representatives took a decisive vote in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples across the state of Illinois, President Barack Obama issued a statement applauding the decision.
Postedon Nov 05, 2013 at 05:03 pm
Today, the Illinois House of Representatives voted in favor of the Religious Freedom and Fairness Act, affirming that same-sex couples across the state should have the freedom to marry. Governor Quinn has promised to sign the bill into law, ensuring that Illinois will soon become the fifteenth state where same-sex couples can marry!
Postedon Oct 23, 2013 at 03:00 pm
It's been a big week for the freedom to marry as the playing field of states working to pass marriage laws and defeat anti-gay initiatives widens more broadly than ever. Here are some of this week's highlights on how we moved forward:
Postedon Oct 04, 2013 at 10:00 am
Jim and Pat hope that they will be able to marry, legally, in Illinois soon. Until then, Jim plans to continue his advocacy work in Illinois, including sharing his story with elected officials to show why marriage matters to him and Pat.