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Illinois Pastor Will Officiate Same-Sex Marriages

On June 1, same sex marriages will be legal in the state of Illinois, but one church has already been officiating marriages for at least 10 years,

05/02/2014

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Illinois Group Praises Kirk’s Same-Sex Marriage Support

Bernard Cherkasov says Kirk is influential among moderate Republicans, but it’s his argument itself that’s compelling.

04/03/2013

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Same-Sex Marriage Advocates In Illinois Encouraged By Election

Bernard Cherkasov, chief executive of the gay-rights group Equality Illinois, says the election results showed same-sex marriage winning in four states.

11/12/2012

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Advocacy Group Says Ill. Civil Unions Not Working

Civil unions are supposed to give couples the same rights under law as marriage, but ” those rights are often denied.”

07/02/2012

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Illinois Civil Union Medical Benefits Debated

The federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman, some federal benefits aren’t afforded.

03/05/2012

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Illinois Foster-Care Dispute A Matter Of Law, Faith

“We prayed about it, talked about it. Sometimes you have to take a stand, and sometimes (it’s) hard,” said Mark Zartman, 51.

09/12/2011

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More Than 1,600 Civil Union Licenses Issued Last Month In Illinois

1,618 civil union licenses were issued across the state in June – the first month civil unions became available to Illinois couples.

07/08/2011

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