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.
Postedon Jan 31, 2011 at 08:00 pm
A statement from Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, on today’s signing of the Illinois Religious Freedom Protections and Civil Unions Act by Governor Quinn.
Postedon Jan 31, 2011 at 01:37 pm
Things are moving fast in two states where winning the freedom to marry is a real possibility this year, and other states are moving ahead with civil union legislation.