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.
Postedon Oct 02, 2013 at 10:45 am
Yesterday, Illinois Unites for Marriage, the campaign working to win marriage in Illinois this year, announced the launch of Veterans Unite for Marriage, a coalition of service members and their families in Illinois.
Postedon Sep 24, 2013 at 02:00 pm
Coming off of June's historic victories at the Supreme Court, marriage supporters are working harder than ever in more states than ever in an effort to win marriage in more states and grow public support for marriage. Here's a look at how marriage has moved forward in eight key states this month!
Postedon Sep 18, 2013 at 12:15 pm
Today, Illinois Unites for Marriage, the coalition working to win the freedom to marry in Illinois this year, released a video featuring Robert talking the death of his partner, Steven Hynes - and why the IL legislature can't wait one day longer to pass a bill. Watch the video.
Postedon Sep 11, 2013 at 10:44 am
For months, Steven Hynes and Robert Smith have been eagerly waiting for their home state of Illinois to pass a bill extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples. They were left waiting on the day that Steven passed away after battling terminal stage 3 Melanoma for nearly a year.