Champaign County officials said the central Illinois county will begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses Wednesday.
More than 80 same-sex couples from Illinois and have gotten marriage licenses in Cook County, including several from other counties who apparently didn’t want to wait until June 1, when gay marriage becomes legal throughout the state.
Attorneys for group appealing ruling that overturned Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban say kids are better off in a home with a mother and father.
Opponents of same-sex marriage are scrambling to find effective responses, in Congress and state legislatures, to a rash of court rulings that would force some of America’s most conservative states to accept gay nuptials.
Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday that he supports ending Missouri’s same-sex marriage ban and thinks voters should have a chance to repeal an amendment to the state constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
Mo. lawmaker wants to impeach Nixon over elections
Charlie Brennan – Thursday, February 13th – Gavin Newsom, Former Mayor of San Fran; Andy Kerckhoff; Dr. Doug Mann
Charlie with Lt. Gov. of California Gavin Newsom and with Dr. Doug Mann from Barnes-Jewish Hospital on Heart Health; and Charlie and Debbie with Andy Kerckhkoff on his new book, Critical Connection: A Practical Guide to Parenting Young Teens.
ACLU has filed a lawsuit seeking to force Missouri to recognize same-sex marriages performed in places that allow them.
ACLU’s Diane Balogh said the suit will be filed Wednesday in state court in Kansas City, but she refused to discuss specific details.
Illinois last month became the 16th state to legalize gay marriage, but couples can’t apply for licenses until June 1. A ruling changes that if one partner has a life-threatening illness.