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November 19, 2013As thousands of supporters from across the State of Illinois get set to converge on Chicago for the enactment of Senate Bill 10, the Illinois Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, the Illinois Unites for Marriage Campaign today released a summary of its work, demonstrating in raw the numbers the grassroots' nature of the activity that led to passage of the bill. Governor Pat Quinn is set to sign SB10 at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, in front of an expected audience of 3,000 people at the University of Illinois-Chicago campus.
November 6, 2013With all the excitement following Illinois becoming the 15th state to offer the freedom to marry also comes many questions! To learn more about the Illinois Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act and its implementation, visit Lambda Legal and the ACLU's FAQs here.
November 5, 2013The Illinois House just passed the freedom to marry! In a vote count of 61:54, the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act passed on the House floor. The marriage bill now moves to the Senate for a procedural vote before Governor Quinn signs it into law.