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.
St. Louis native set to appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Same-sex couples looking to get married next year have plenty of questions. A series of marriage forums around the state may provide the answers.
Governor Nixon’s order allows tax benefits to gay couples married in other states
Bishop Paprocki and the Catholic Church have been staunch opponents of redefining marriage.
Columbia Attorney Christine Kiefer got married to her same-sex partner in Iowa and is now seeking a divorce. She says there appears to be just one option.
The Chicago Democrat told reporters Wednesday that it’s a matter of logistics for planning an event that will involve numerous activists and advocates involved in lobbying for the measure.
A historic vote Tuesday in the Illinois House positioned that state to become the largest in the heartland to legalize gay marriage, following months of arduous lobbying efforts by both sides in President Barack Obama’s home state.
Democratic Rep. Greg Harris of Chicago addressed House members Tuesday on the floor before the bill was to be called for a vote.
The Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield this week and supporters of gay marriage hope the House will take up the bill.