All posts for the month January, 2013

Illinois Unites Urges Swift Passage of Legislation Extending Freedom to Marry

With the opening of the 98th Illinois General Assembly this week, Illinois Unites for Marriage urged state legislators to move quickly in passing the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. The Act would extend the freedom to marry to gay and lesbian couples.

ABC 7: Cullerton: Time is Right to Legalize Gay Marriage

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said Monday that he'll push forward with a pension overhaul "as quickly as possible" and that the timing is right to legalize gay marriage and possibly expand gambling, previewing what could be a packed spring legislative session.

Same-sex Couples Joined in Civil Union Seek Greater Equality in Marriage

When Mary Hibbs met the love of her life, she knew right away it was special.

Illinois Business Leaders Urge Legislators to Pass Freedom to Marry Bill

Today, fifty Illinois business leaders and organizations joined in urging the General Assembly to pass the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which would grant gay and lesbian couples the freedom to marry.

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. On the first day of the new legislative session, sponsors Senator Heather Steans (D-­‐Chicago) and Representative Greg Harris (D-­‐Chicago) say they will work to pass the legislation, known as the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, shortly after members of the 98th General Assembly are sworn in.

Illinois Marriage Equality Coalition to Seek Passage of Legislation in Early 2013 Under New General Assembly

With support building for marriage equality legislation – including an editorial from the Chicago Tribune and a statement from U.S. Senator Dick Durbin – 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.

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. Pat Brady, chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, on Wednesday stated his “full support” of marriage equality legislation pending in Springfield.

African American Leaders Press for Passage of Marriage Equality in Illinois

As a crucial vote in Springfield nears, twelve prominent African American leaders came together to announce their support for the passage of marriage equality legislation in Illinois.