Tag: civil unions

Illinois couples taking advantage of civil unions

According to a release from Equality Illinois, almost 4000 couples have taken advantage of the new Civil Union law that went into effect in Illinois on June 1st. ¬†I know that I was one of those couples when I married, er I mean Civil Unionized, with my partner this summer. Equality Illinois went to every... Read more »

Illinois Allows Joint Tax Filing for Civil Union Couples

Hot off the presses! Well the internet presses that is. Illinois couples in a civil union will for the first time ever in the state be able to file joint state tax returns – the same as heterosexual couples. Here’s all the news from Equality Illinois: Equality Illinois, the state’s oldest and largest organization advocating... Read more »

LGBT North Carolinian's get rejected when asking for marriage licenses

We are fortunate to live in a state where LGBT couples can apply for and receive a Civil Union license, but there are still many of our brothers and sisters who don’t have that right. I know that Civil Unions are not the same as marriage, but I at least had the chance to go... Read more »

831 Couples in Cook County Applied for Civil Unions in June

According to a post on the Cook County blog, David Orr reported that 831 couples applied for Civil Unions in Illinois during June – the first month such unions were legal in the state. ¬†Interestingly, 46 of those couples were opposite sex! Personally, I know of 4 couples (5 if you include myself and my... Read more »

Get your Civil Union License in Illinois TOMORROW

June 1, 2011 marks a new dawn in Illinois when the first Civil Union licenses will become available. From the Cook County Blog – here’s everything that you need to know to get ready for tomorrow: WHAT: Illinois will begin offering Civil Union licenses at county clerk offices on Wednesday, June 1. The Cook County... Read more »

Guess who's jumping the broom?

You’ll never guess who’s ‘jumping the broom’? Ok, no need to guess….it’s me! Those wonderful and wacky guys from the Feast of Fun invited me over for a chat and wouldn’t you know – they drug it out of me that I’m getting Civil Unionized to my partner later this year. LISTEN TO THE SHOW... Read more »

POLL: Just Two Weeks Til Civil Unions in Illinois

In just two weeks Illinois will be holding it’s first Civil Unions – will you be one of them? After a long fought battle to bring Civil Unions to Illinois it’s finally coming true.  After Governor Quinn signed the bill earlier this year in front of hundreds of spectators at the Chicago Cultural Center members of the... Read more »

Cook County Offers Outline of Civil Unions to County Clerks

Cook County has added a document to their online library for their Clerks regarding SB1716 (The Civil Unions Bill) that will start taking effect on June 1, 2011 in Illinois. It doesn’t outline anything more than what we already know, but lays it out in simple detail, it states the following: SB 1716Civil Union Law... Read more »

Illinois Senate Passes Civil Unions

Just saw this tweet from Lambda Legal, now it goes on to Governor Quinn who has promised to sign it! Victory! #Illinois #CivilUnions pass the Senate with 32 votes. (30 needed for passage.). A great day in Illinois.

Greg Harris Final Comments on Civil Unions [VIDEO]