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Big Same-Sex Rally in Springfield IL

Activists and supporters frustrated that Illinois still hasn’t legalized same-sex marriages demanded swift action during a rally Tuesday at the state Capitol, as lawmakers returned to Springfield to deal with several other weighty issues.

10/22/2013

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Hundreds Rally at Illinois Capitol For Same-Sex Marriage

Hundreds turned out for the “March on Springfield,” with many waving signs and flags.

10/22/2013

Shirley Phelps-Roper (R) and her daughter Megan of the Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas church known for its vehement anti-gay positions and for protesting at US soldiers' funeral, stage a protest across the street from Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, outside Washington, on March 1, 2011. The church was demonstrating against what it claims is a "pervert-run" school and said teachers across the country have "broken the moral compass of this generation."         AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Westboro Baptist Church to Protest at Busch Stadium

The protestors contend that baseball fans are worshiping false idols by watching baseball when they should instead be worshiping God and mourning their sin.

10/22/2013

New York Awaits Vote On Same Sex Marriage

Thousands, Including Durbin and Quinn, Expected at Gay Marriage Rally

The Illinois Senate approved the measure last February, but the measure has stalled in the House. About a dozen votes are still needed.

10/22/2013

Senate voted in favor 32-25

Former Top Ill. Republican Leads Same-Sex Marriage Effort

The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois has hired Pat Brady’s lobbying firm to push for same-sex marriage legislation in the Illinois House of Representatives.

08/28/2013

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Mo. Court Seeks More Input on Gay Death Benefits

The state’s high court heard arguments in February on a challenge to a Missouri law that denied survivor benefits to the same-sex partner of a Highway Patrol officer who died in the line of duty.

07/23/2013

A participant holds a rainbow flag during the gay and lesbian pride parade. (Photo by AFP/Getty/PEDRO ARMESTRE)

Big Turnout Expected At Illinois’ Largest Gay Pride Parade

Supporters of same-sex marriage legalization say they’ll keep pressure on General Assembly.

06/30/2013

New York Awaits Vote On Same Sex Marriage

Marriage Equality Sparks Different Reactions from Religious Communities

The local religious communities are reacting differently to the Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.

06/26/2013

New York Awaits Vote On Same Sex Marriage

Missouri-Based Church Considers Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages

A national conference has recommended that The Community of Christ Church change its policies on same-sex issues.

04/22/2013

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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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