What could be the final in a series of protests and counter protests by LGBT activists and anti-gay conservative demonstrators over same-sex marriage rights is set for Saturday on the city’s Southwest Side. The showdown will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday in Shedd Park, 2221 S.
Drawing on growing momentum on the national stage, LGBT and civil rights groups are again urging the Illinois House to take action on — and approve — legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. As Rhode Island,
While LGBT rights supporters celebrate recent victories in Rhode Island and Delaware, many marriage equality proponents are turning to Illinois, where backers hope a final vote on same-sex marriage legislation will occur any day now. The measure has languished in the House since late February.
Months after Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady waded into the contentious debate over same-sex marriage in the state’s General Assembly — and several subsequent attempts to oust him — the embattled Republican resigned Tuesday morning. Brady submitted a resignation letter to the Republican Party State
As local LGBT rights proponents continue to anticipate a final vote on a bill that would legalize-same sex marriage in the state, Grammy Award-winning country music artists are adding their voices to movement. Four artists – “Big”
LGBT rights advocates and anti-gay marriage demonstrators faced off on the city’s Northwest Side Saturday morning. Conservative religious demonstrators rallying against same-sex marriage outside a Logan Square church were met by dozens of LGBT rights supporters who appeared to counter what they allege is an
With a final vote on same-sex marriage legislation looming before the Illinois House, advocates on both sides of the issue plan to demonstrate Saturday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood to influence opinion among local lawmakers and constituents, particularly Latinos, in the Northwest Side district. LGBT
Anti-gay marriage demonstrators will face off with LGBT and ally counter protesters Saturday outside the West Suburban office of Rep. Linda Chapa Lavia (D-Aurora) in an effort to sway her vote on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. Demonstrators from the
The Illinois branch of the NAACP said Friday it is backing a bill before the Illinois General Assembly that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state, adding to growing support from the African-American community for the legislation. NAACP Illinois State Conference President George P. Mitchell
An Illinois House lawmaker came under fire Friday for seemingly comparing same-sex marriage to statutory rape and polygamy in an email response to a constituent. In the email, obtained by Chicago Phoenix, Rep. Thomas Morrison (R-Palatine) argued that legalizing same-sex marriage would redefine marriage by removing