same-sex marriage http://northernpublicradio.org en Same-Sex Marriage Now Available In DeKalb County http://northernpublicradio.org/post/same-sex-marriage-now-available-dekalb-county <p>Same-sex couples in DeKalb County don't have to wait until June 1st to get a marriage license. That was the decision approved by a judge today, and means couples can begin applying for licenses immediately.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:47:55 +0000 Susan Stephens & Guy Stephens 44445 at http://northernpublicradio.org Same-Sex Marriage Now Available In DeKalb County Second Illinois County Begins Issuing Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples http://northernpublicradio.org/post/second-illinois-county-begins-issuing-marriage-licenses-same-sex-couples <div>Champaign County issued its first marriage license to a same-sex couple Wednesday, the second county in Illinois to do so. &nbsp;Laura and Marissa Meli&nbsp;are University of Illinois law students who've been a couple for eight years.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:23:43 +0000 Guy Stephens & Sean Powers & Tony Arnold 43738 at http://northernpublicradio.org Second Illinois County Begins Issuing Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples Wedding Bells Can Ring Earlier For Cook County Same-Sex Couples http://northernpublicradio.org/post/wedding-bells-can-ring-earlier-cook-county-same-sex-couples <p>Couples started receiving marriage licenses Friday, within hours of the Cook County Clerk’s announcement that same-sex couples won’t have to wait until June to marry.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:17:12 +0000 Susan Stephens & Tony Arnold 43497 at http://northernpublicradio.org Wedding Bells Can Ring Earlier For Cook County Same-Sex Couples Right To Same-Sex Marriage Is Now Law In Illinois http://northernpublicradio.org/post/right-same-sex-marriage-now-law-illinois <p>Governor Pat Quinn took many pens in hand this afternoon and signed the same-sex marriage bill into law. The signing ceremony was held at the University of Illinois - Chicago Forum, on a desk brought up from Springfield. That desk is said to have been used by President Abraham Lincoln to write his first inaugural address.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:17:52 +0000 Susan Stephens 39355 at http://northernpublicradio.org Right To Same-Sex Marriage Is Now Law In Illinois Quinn To Sign Same-Sex Marriage Bill Today http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-sign-same-sex-marriage-bill-today <p>Later today, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is set to sign a bill legalizing gay marriage.</p><p>Illinois will be the sixteenth state in the U.S. to allow same-sex marriages.</p><p></p><p>Now, the new reality of gay marriage in Illinois is prompting both hope - and concern - for the future.</p><p>When Bill Kelley first moved here from Missouri as a teenager, Illinois was a very different place for gay men like him. Kelley was around when Illinois became the first state to repeal its anti-sodomy laws a couple years later.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 10:39:04 +0000 Alex Keefe 39319 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn To Sign Same-Sex Marriage Bill Today Converting Civil Unions Into Gay Marriages http://northernpublicradio.org/post/converting-civil-unions-gay-marriages <p></p><p>The soon-to-be <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=10&amp;GAID=12&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;SessionID=85&amp;GA=98">same-sex marriage law</a> in Illinois will not affect civil unions. But gay couples in such a union will have an opportunity to convert their certificate. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:26:43 +0000 Mike Moen 38764 at http://northernpublicradio.org Converting Civil Unions Into Gay Marriages #15: Illinois Soon To Be Latest Same-Sex Marriage State http://northernpublicradio.org/post/15-illinois-soon-be-latest-same-sex-marriage-state <p>Illinois will be the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage, after the state House and Senate approved &nbsp;legislation (<a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=10&amp;GAID=12&amp;GA=98&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;LegID=68375&amp;SessionID=85">SB10</a>) today. &nbsp;Governor Pat Quinn says he will sign it into law, and same-sex couples can marry starting next June. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 12:16:30 +0000 Susan Stephens, Brian Mackey & Mike Moen 38643 at http://northernpublicradio.org #15: Illinois Soon To Be Latest Same-Sex Marriage State Illinois House Approves Same-Sex Marriage http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-house-approves-same-sex-marriage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Same-sex marriage took a big step toward becoming law in Illinois today. The Illinois House of Representatives approved gay marriage in a narrow vote.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:18:12 +0000 Brian Mackey 38636 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois House Approves Same-Sex Marriage Rallying Against Same-Sex Marriage http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rallying-against-same-sex-marriage <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.2in; line-height: 15.75pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family: &quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#3B3B3B">A day after supporters of same-sex marriage rallied at the Illinois Capitol, opponents had their turn. Thousands gathered at the statehouse Wednesday, Oct. 23, urging the Illinois House to uphold traditional marriage.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 08:54:41 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 38043 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rallying Against Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit Against Same Sex Marriage Ban Moves Forward http://northernpublicradio.org/post/lawsuit-against-same-sex-marriage-ban-moves-forward <p>A judge today threw out a challenge to a lawsuit filed by supporters of same-sex marriage. 25 same-sex couples are suing the state because they were denied marriage licenses. &nbsp;They&rsquo;re challenging the state&rsquo;s ban on same-sex marriage. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:08:07 +0000 Susan Stephens 36805 at http://northernpublicradio.org Lawsuit Against Same Sex Marriage Ban Moves Forward