The freedom to marry a plus for travel

Since only five states in the country and Washington D.C. legally recognize the freedom to marry, gays and lesbians who don’t live in one of those places, must travel to tie the knot.

This means an uptick in travel and tourism to those five states and the nation’s capital.

Read More »

Breaking: Illinois House passes civil union bill

The Illinois House of Representatives today passed a civil union bill 61-52.

Read More »

A choice: civil unions vs. inequality

Rick Garcia's friends tell him, “You can’t be a gay rights activist and a Catholic.” But Garcia, who attends mass three or four times a week and observes all the holy days, tells them they’re wrong.

Read More »

Get Busy Winning

Gill Action Fund deputy executive director Bill Smith: "For those who have been panicking about this month’s election returns, take a deep breath. Rumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated."

Read More »

Illinois state lawmakers could take up civil unions this week

The Illinois General Assembly this week could consider legislation to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples, giving them many of the same legal rights as married people.

Read More »

No more excuses—it’s time to OK civil unions

The Chicago Sun Times editorial board suggests Illinois politicians embrace a little "love and civility" as they consider a civil union bill for same-sex couples which will likely face a vote during the state Legislature's brief veto session that begins on Tuesday.

Read More »

Pat Quinn defeats Bill Brady, the prospect of gay unions in Illinois looks brighter

The prospects of a civil unions bill becoming law in Illinois are brighter Thursday with the reelection of Governor Pat Quinn.

Read More »

Voice for Equality: Laura Ricketts

Laura Ricketts is co-owner of the Chicago Cubs and CEO of Ricketts is also a board member of Lambda Legal and the Housing Opportunities for Women organization.

Ricketts' ownership stake in the Cubs is uniquely noteworthy because it makes her the first openly gay owner of a major-league sports franchise.

Read More »

A hitch in getting hitched

Although many Chicago-area couples are content to keep their events local, increasingly gays and lesbians are pairing local commitment ceremonies with out-of-town events that give their partnerships legal sanction. Ted Grady, co-owner of J&L Catering, which does full-service event planning as well as catering, says that desire to make it legal is one of several trends he has seen in same-sex commitment ceremonies in recent years.

Read More »

Illinois Gov: Legislature may OK civil unions by end of year

Gov. Quinn says he believes civil unions could be legalized in Illinois before the end of the year.

"The votes are there, I believe," Quinn said. "In the Senate for sure, and definitely I think we can do it in the House.

Read More »

« First  <  5 6 7 8 9 >  Last »