gay marriage http://northernpublicradio.org en Couples Line Up As Gay Marriage Law Rolls Out http://northernpublicradio.org/post/couples-line-gay-marriage-law-rolls-out <p></p><p>The wait is over for same-sex couples in Illinois to marry. A new state law allowing such marriages went into effect over the weekend. That prompted many couples to line-up at their local county clerk's office on Monday. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:30:55 +0000 Mike Moen 48483 at http://northernpublicradio.org Couples Line Up As Gay Marriage Law Rolls Out 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 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 #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 Gay Marriage Supporters "March On Springfield" http://northernpublicradio.org/post/gay-marriage-supporters-march-springfield <p>Rain didn't stop advocates for same-sex marriage, who rallied under umbrellas by the hundreds in front of the Illinois Capitol today. A measure to legalize same-sex marriage passed the state Senate earlier this year, but has stalled in the Illinois House.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:56:14 +0000 Amanda Vinicky & Sean Powers 37970 at http://northernpublicradio.org Gay Marriage Supporters "March On Springfield" 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 Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Paving Legal Precedents? http://northernpublicradio.org/post/same-sex-marriage-ruling-paving-legal-precedents <p style="background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The latest ruling by a federal judge on same-sex marriage is giving a boost to supporters in Illinois.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt; line-height: 1.5;">A spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois calls a recent decision allowing an Ohio couple’s same-sex marriage to stand “incredibly humane.”&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 05:41:23 +0000 Susan Stephens 33754 at http://northernpublicradio.org Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Paving Legal Precedents? Sorting Out The Impact Of The Gay Marriage Rulings http://northernpublicradio.org/post/sorting-out-impact-gay-marriage-rulings <p></p><p></p><p>Supporters of same-sex marriage in Illinois say Wednesday’s Supreme Court rulings bolster their cause. But the court’s action doesn’t appear to be an immediate impact on the state. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:19:00 +0000 Mike Moen & Dan Klefstad 32096 at http://northernpublicradio.org Sorting Out The Impact Of The Gay Marriage Rulings