Illinois gay rights groups are voicing their displeasure with the removal of rights for same-sex couples in the immigration reform bill.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says state lawmakers could make some historic moves by the end of this legislative session if they so choose.
Gov. Pat Quinn called on the Illinois House Thursday, saying “it's time to vote" on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state.
Illinois GOP Party Chief Pat Brady resigned Tuesday.
State Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove), one of two Republicans in the Illinois House to publicly express support for same-sex marriage, defended his position Saturday in front of rival organizations demonstrating outside his office.
Activist groups from both sides of the issue gathered to condemn or cheer on Sandack, who in February declared his support for the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, SB 10.
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State Rep. Ken Dunkin (D-Chicago), leader of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, announced his support for an Illinois same-sex marriage bill Tuesday.
State Rep. Ed Sullivan Jr. (R-Mundelein) announced Sunday that he would support Illinois same-sex marriage legislation.
Members of the Illinois House head back to the Capitol today and the Senate on Wednesday as they start the spring session.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has become the second senator to support same-sex marriage.