civil union http://northernpublicradio.org en 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 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? One year of 'wedded' bliss: civil unions in Illinois http://northernpublicradio.org/post/one-year-wedded-bliss-civil-unions-illinois <p>It has been more than a year since civil unions became legal in Illinois. And in that time, more than 5,000 couples have tied the only knot available to same-sex partners. Several DeKalb couples have just celebrated their first legally-recognized anniversary.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 07:25:33 +0000 Susan Stephens 15809 at http://northernpublicradio.org One year of 'wedded' bliss: civil unions in Illinois