Illinois Marriage Equality

Illinois Marriage Equality

Wedding Bells Will Ring at Chicago Art Museum

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Fifteen gay and lesbian couples will receive a complimentary wedding ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago on June 2. ...
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Gay Relationships Proven More Stable Than Straight Ones

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According to Psychology Today, same-sex relationships are more stable than straight relationships. And gay people end up having “better and longer relationships than their heterosexual counterparts.” ...
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Married Same-Sex Couple Signs Up for Military Benefits

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After increasing pressure to follow U.S. Department of Defense guidelines, the Texas Military Forces Wednesday allowed Alicia Butler, the wife of 1st Lt. Judith Chedville, to register for federal military benefits at Camp Mabry. ...
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Richmond City Hall Raises Pride Flag, Protests Erupt

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Within 24 hours, three city employees responded to the entire city email list in opposition to the flag. ...
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On Marriage Equality, IL is Almost There

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If passed, the bill would make Illinois the 13th state in the nation to officially recognize same-sex marriages. ...
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Civil Rights Post Office Protest Planned for Tax Day

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Local Marriage Equality USA chapters will participate in annual Tax Day Actions at local post offices around the country on April 15. ...
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Marriage Equality Reaches the Supreme Court

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What does it all mean? Judge Anne Levinson (Ret.) and David Ward explain. ...
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IL Senate Passes Marriage Bill 34-21

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With a vote of 34-21, the Illinois Senate passed HB 4963 Thursday, moving Illinois same-sex couples and their families one step closer to the freedom to marry. ...
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ILove Marriage in IL Pledge Signed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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On May 30, 2012, Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Illinois each filed lawsuits representing a total of 25 same-sex couples from across the state of Illinois seeking the freedom to marry. ...
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IL Marriage Equality Bill Reintroduced in New Legislative Session

IL Marriage Equality Bill Reintroduced in New Legislative Session
Proponents of equal marriage rights had hoped for a vote during the lame duck session but it did not happen. ...
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