Posts tagged "Equal Rights"

Gay Pride 2013: Focused on Marriage Equality

This happened!
Chicago’s 44th Annual Pride Parade is now in the history books. According to the Chicago Police Department, over 1 million supporters lined the streets to watch one of the biggest celebrations of the year in Chicago. The parade, occurring less than a week after the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage... Read more »

Gay Marriage in Illinois fails again to be brought to House Vote

Gay Marriage in Illinois fails again to be brought to House Vote
With the final day of the Legislative Session upon us, all eyes were on whether or not the House would approve the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. The Act, which would allow gay marriages to occur in the State of Illinois, had already passed the Senate earlier this year. After the historic Senate vote,... Read more »

Will new General Assembly advance Marriage Equality in Illinois?

Will new General Assembly advance Marriage Equality in Illinois?
After the disappointment of last week’s failed attempt of getting Gay Marriage legalized in the State of Illinois, legislatures are vowing to try again today. Senator Heather Steans and Representative Greg Harris have both stated that they will introduce the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into their respective chambers immediately following the swearing in the... Read more »
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Is Illinois about to legalize gay marriage?

Is Illinois about to legalize gay marriage?
UPDATE #2: As of January 4, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., it appears as though the fight for Marriage Equality is dead for this session. A new session with a new Legislature starts January 9th. Let us hope that the next session can get something done sooner rather than later. UPDATE: According to the Windy City... Read more »
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