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,
Minnesota on Monday became the 12th state to allow same-sex marriage, the first Midwestern state to do so via its legislature. It is the latest in a series of victories for marriage equality proponents and gay and lesbian couples, following Delaware last Tuesday and Rhode
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.
A new clinic that would expand Howard Brown Health Center’s major clinical healthcare program has been delayed until July due to the nonprofit’s failure to obtain proper building permits and other construction complications, its interim CEO said. Meanwhile, rent at the clinic’s current location plus rent
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
The director of operations at Equality Illinois, one of the state’s largest and most influential LGBT rights advocacy groups, quietly — and suddenly — resigned early last month after working in the position for nearly seven years. Joey McDonald, who started at Equality Illinois as
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”
Local anti-gay marriage equality demonstrators will again be met by rainbow flags and LGBTs activists on Saturday. As a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage languishes in the Illinois House, anti-gay groups such as the Illinois Family Institute and its affiliates plan to protest outside
People seeking a gender change on their Illinois identification or driver’s license can now follow guidelines recently made available online by the Secretary of State. A new section on the website notes that Illinois does not require a court order to prove a