Catholics march for equality in Chicago pride parade
Over a dozen Roman Catholic parishioners marched in yesterday's Chicago pride parade in solidarity with the Chicago chapter of DignityUSA, an independent ministry for LGBT Catholics, making a bold statement for LGBT equality amidst an environment of opposition within the Church as a whole.
Illinois House Committee approves ban on anti-gay "conversion therapy" on minors
Representative Kelly Cassidy of Illinois is sponsoring a bill that seeks to ban the practice of so-called "conversion therapy" or "ex-gay therapy" on minors. Last week, the bill—titled the Conversion Therapy Prohibition Act--was approved by the state's House Human Services Committee in a 9-6 vote.
VIDEO: Marriage equality in Cook County, Illinois!
A judge has just ordered that gay and lesbian couples can marry in Cook County.
Illinois court allows terminally ill lesbian to marry "the love of her life" before she dies
An Illinois state court has granted a temporary restraining order to Vernita Gray and her soon to be wife Patricia Ewert, so the two can get married before the effective date of Illinois' recently signed marriage equality law and before Vernita possibly loses her battle with cancer.
Son of Illinois lawmaker who raced back to support marriage equality passes away
Illinois Rep. Naomi Jakobsson was caring for her son, Garret, who was extremely ill when the marriage equality bill came to a vote. She rushed in and out of the Illinois Capitol to cast her vote. Sorrowfully Rep. Jakobsson's son Garret has passed away at the age of 46.
President Obama praises Illinois for passing marriage equality
The White House released a statement from President Barack Obama, praising Illinois for passing marriage equality. Obama, a former Illinois State legislator, expressed his appreciation to the Illinois lawmakers who passed the measure, as well as congratulated the LGBT citizens of Illinois who will now be granted marriage equality.
BREAKING: Illinois passes marriage equality
After months of efforts by marriage equality advocates, the Illinois House has passed marriage equality.
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