Postedon Sep 28, 2012 at 02:45 pm
A new poll conducted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University finds that support for the freedom to marry among people in Illinois has grown significantly over the past two years. The institute's data shows that 43.6 percent of respondents said they support marriage for same-sex couples.
Postedon Jun 26, 2012 at 03:30 pm
On Sunday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn spoke out about the freedom to marry, saying, "I think we're closer every day."
Postedon Jun 22, 2012 at 11:00 am
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.
Postedon Jun 04, 2012 at 10:30 am
On Friday, Lisa Madigan, Attorney General of Illinois, requested to intervene in the recent marriage lawsuits to advocate for the freedom to marry.
Postedon Jun 01, 2012 at 10:30 am
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.
Postedon May 30, 2012 at 09:50 am
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.
Postedon Oct 14, 2011 at 09:22 am
In the past week, Rep Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Rep Bobby Rush (D-IL), and Rep Rick Larsen (D-WA) signed on as cosponsors of the Respect for Marriage Act, bringing the total number of cosponsors to a record-breaking 128 in the House.
Postedon Jul 12, 2011 at 10:23 am
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.
Postedon Feb 03, 2011 at 07:00 am
Freedom to Marry President Evan Wolfson explains that while the new Illinois civil union law is a step forward, only marriage provides the full measure of respect, clarity, security, responsibilities, and protection same-sex couples and their families need.