Postedon Dec 01, 2010 at 11:30 am
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.
Postedon Nov 15, 2010 at 01:30 pm
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.
Postedon Nov 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm
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.
Postedon Nov 05, 2010 at 02:30 pm
The prospects of a civil unions bill becoming law in Illinois are brighter Thursday with the reelection of Governor Pat Quinn.
Postedon Oct 21, 2010 at 01:30 pm
Laura Ricketts is co-owner of the Chicago Cubs and CEO of Ecotravel.com. 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.
Postedon Oct 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm
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.
Postedon Oct 08, 2010 at 08:30 am
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.