President Clinton Voices Support for Illinois Marriage Equality
Nation’s 42nd president issues statement supporting freedom to marry, cites country’s permanent mission of forming a ‘more perfect union’
Illinois Unites Congratulates Minnesota on Enacting Marriage Equality, Urges IL House to Act Now
Minnesota becomes 12th state extending freedom to marry, Illinois poised to become next state
Sun-Times Editorial: "An equality gut check on gay marriage"
"Somewhere in the Illinois House, we believe, there are at least five members who have yet to say it out loud but know in their gut that gay people should have the right to get married... And now, we hope they can see, is the time."
Illinois Unites Congratulates Delaware on Enacting Marriage Equality, Looks Forward to Minnesota Win
As Delaware Gov. signs marriage equality into law and Minnesota stands poised to become 12th state extending freedom to marry, all eyes are on Illinois
Country Music Stars Speak Out for Passage of Marriage Equality in Illinois
Musicians including Emmylou Harris and “Big Kenny” Alphin sign on to letter supporting Freedom to Marry
Illinois Unites Thanks Congressman and Civil Rights Hero John Lewis for Supporting the Freedom to Marry
Georgia congressman and long-time activist supporting legislation extending marriage to same-sex couples, calls marriage “a basic human right”
Illinois Unites Celebrates Historic Week for Equal Marriage
Rhode Island, Delaware among states advancing bills extending the freedom to marry; momentum in Illinois continues to build.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan: 'I do' to marriage equality
"It is time for Illinois to join the states that recognize the value and dignity of equal rights for all committed couples."
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Chair Signs On as Co-Sponsor of Freedom to Marry Legislation
Rep. Ken Dunkin urges General Assembly to Approve the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act
NAACP backs gay marriage in Illinois
'The fight for freedom and equality encompasses all mankind.'
GOP state lawmaker backs same-sex marriage bill
"State Rep. Ed Sullivan Jr. of Mundelein said Sunday he will support a bill to allow gay marriage in Illinois, becoming the second House Republican to do so and first among leadership."
AP: Clergy members amp up support of gay marriage
"Advocates of same-sex marriage in Illinois turned up the pressure on state lawmakers Thursday as a group of black Chicago-area clergy members cast their support, calling it a bold step forward for equality"
Chicago Sun-Times: Gay marriage support about civil rights, not religion, pastors say
Thirteen Chicago-area black pastors on Thursday voiced their support for gay marriage in Illinois, saying the issue is about civil rights and not about religion.
African-American Clergy Urge Immediate Passage of Marriage Equality Legislation in Illinois
Pastors, Faith Leaders Call on General Assembly to Act Now in Approving the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act
Sun Times Editorial: As Court mulls, bring gay marriage here
"Illinois, then, can help lead the national movement that appears all but certain to end with gay marriage across this country."
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy: Support same-sex marriage
"Nine other states have already extended the freedom to marry to gay and lesbian couples. I work and have friends in all those states, and I can say assuredly that it's time for Illinois to join them."
Illinois, take this step
Now is the time for Illinois to take this step. It is demanded by our nation's commitment to fairness, justice and equality.
Members of Illinois Congressional Delegation Urge Illinois House Members to Pass Marriage Equality Bill
Luis Gutierrez, Danny Davis and five others urge legislators to “join us in being on the right side of history”
Faith Leaders Praise Marriage Bill’s Protections of Religious Freedom
In growing numbers, bishops, priests, pastors, and rabbis across Illinois unite behind legislation
Renowned Chicago Athletes Support the Freedom to Marry in Illinois
“Treating any group of people as second-class citizens hurts us all,” sports stars say
Opinion: Why I changed my mind on gay marriage
Republican Allen Grosboll: "It is inconsistent to preach about freedom while crushing the liberties of other citizens. Americans who truly cherish liberty should oppose government denial of marriage rights to law-abiding adults."
Mayor Rahm Emanuel: "It's time for Illinois to take the lead"
In an email sent to supporters of the freedom to marry today, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says that it's time for Illinois to extend the freedom to marry to all Illinois couples.
Chicago Tribune: The GOP warms to marriage equality
"Nine states have approved same-sex unions. Illinois would do well to join them."
Quad City Times: Gay marriage is right for Illinois
"The question facing those reluctant Illinois lawmakers is not about their own personal beliefs on gay marriage. It is about their personal beliefs on discrimination. Which law-abiding groups do they purposely want to exclude under state law?"
House Executive Committee Approves Freedom to Marry Bill, Sending Legislation to Vote by Full House
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, other witnesses urge Illinois to support loving, committed couples and their families; Illinois poised to become 10th state to enact marriage equality
Latino Leaders Support the Freedom to Marry in Illinois
“Every gay and lesbian person is part of someone’s family,” Latino Civic and Business Leaders Say
Gay Marriage Won't Ruin Illinois
Daily Illini: State House and Gov. Quinn should make Illinois the 10th state to legalize same-sex marriage
The Daily Illini, the student newspaper at the University of Illinois, calls on the Illinois House to pass the freedom to marry.
Families from Across Illinois Visit Capitol to Urge Passage of Freedom to Marry
Couples, parents and children meet on ‘Family Day’ in Springfield to tell their stories to Representatives, encourage approval of SB 10
Illinoisans back gay marriage 50-29: Crain's/Ipsos poll
Most Illinois residents want the Legislature to legalize same-sex marriage in the state, according to the latest results of the Crain's/Ipsos Illinois Poll.
Opinion: Chicago Tribune: A spouse is a spouse
"Ladies and gentlemen of the House, it's your turn to step up."
Opinion: Daily Herald: Time for state House to join tide of history on rights
"The Illinois Senate has done its part to advance the notion of human rights in Illinois. Now it's up to the state House."
The Southern: Gay marriage continues to roil Republicans
Daily Herald: Brady: GOP “on the wrong side of history” on same-sex marriage
Wall Street Journal: Illinois moves on gay unions
NBC 5: Illinois pols react to gay marriage advancement
Illinois Senate Approves Bill Extending Freedom to Marry to Gay and Lesbian Couples
Historic vote includes Republican support; momentum strong as legislation moves to Illinois House of Representatives
Opinion: Support marriage equality in Illinois
Crain’s Chicago Business: Gay marriage approval equals business as usual in Illinois – only better
Huffington Post: Letter to the Editor: Time long past due for marriage equality
Illinois Times: Letter to the Editor: Marriage Equality
Illinois Faith Leaders Gather in Springfield to Support Passage of Freedom to Marry Bill
Clergy leaders meet with lawmakers, urge swift passage of SB10
Freedom to Marry Bill Passed by Senate Executive Committee, Moves to Vote by Full Senate
Witnesses urge Illinois to support loving, committed couples, as panel moves SB 10 to vote as early as next week
Illinois Unites Urges Swift Passage of Legislation Extending Freedom to Marry
Marriage equality is the right thing for Illinois’ citizens, families and businesses, coalition says
ABC 7: Cullerton: Time is right to legalize gay marriage
Same-sex couples joined in civil union seek greater equality in marriage
Illinois Business Leaders Urge Legislators to Pass Freedom To Marry Bill
Fifty leading executives and companies voice support for marriage equality, citing fairness, economic boost, and the need to keep Illinois competitive.
Freedom to Marry Bill To Be Swiftly Introduced on First Day of New Illinois General Assembly
Today, the legislative sponsors of the Illinois marriage equality bill plan to file Senate and House bills that would grant all Illinois couples the freedom to marry.
Illinois Marriage Equality Coalition to Seek Passage of Legislation in Early 2013 Under New General Assembly
With support building for marriage equality legislation, proponents of the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act announced today they would seek passage of the Act shortly after the 98th General Assembly is sworn in.
African American Leaders Press for Passage of Marriage Equality in Illinois
“Discrimination is Wrong No Matter Whom the Target Is” African American Civic, Faith and Business Leaders Say.
GOP Leaders Show Support for Passage of Marriage Equality in Illinois
With support building for legislation that would give gay and lesbian couples in Illinois the freedom to marry, two prominent Republican Party leaders on Wednesday declared their support for the bill.
President Obama Calls on Illinois General Assembly to Pass Marriage Equality Bill
Support Comes as January Vote Looms, Reflects Growing Majority Belief that Same-Sex Couples Should Have the Freedom to Marry.
Clergy and Faith Leaders Urge Illinois General Assembly to Enact Marriage Equality in January
More than 200 Illinois clergy and faith leaders have banded together to express their support for the passage of marriage equality legislation in Springfield.