Illinois Marriage Equality
Video Shows Illinois Republican Governor Candidate Saying He Would Have Vetoed Marriage Equality Bill
"As I've said from day one: I have not supported gay marriage, and I have not advocated for it. And I don't advocate for or against it." [Update: Rauner spokesman says, "Bruce is comfortable with current law and doesn’t seek to change it."]
Illinois Attorney General Hedges On Marriage Equality Question
Although she calls a court ruling granting immediate marriage equality in Cook County, Ill., "persuasive," Attorney General Lisa Madigan avoids telling clerks in other counties what to do now. Update: Gov. Pat Quinn says Madigan's guidance means the state will accept marriage licenses issued by any county.
Illinois Marriage Equality Court Ruling Has Limited Effect, State And Local Officials Say
The Feb. 21 court ruling allowing same-sex couples to marry immediately only applies to Cook County, which includes Chicago, according to state officials. LGBT advocates had been urging last week for immediate statewide application of the ruling.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn: Marriage Equality Law A "Democratic Triumph"
In an exclusive interview before he signs the state's marriage equality bill into law, Gov. Pat Quinn said the measure's passage is a victory for the people. With his signature, Illinois becomes the 16th state to legalize marriage equality.