Obama urging state lawmakers to legalize gay marriage in Illinois

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WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama is urging the Illinois General Assembly to legalize gay marriage in his home state as lawmakers are poised to take up the measure as early as this week in Springfield. “While the president does not weigh in on every measure being considered by state legislatures, he believes in treating everyone fairly and… [Continue Reading]

The Daily Kos: Marriage Equality Legislation for Illinois

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Wed Feb 08, 2012 at 02:02 PM PST Greg Harris (D) introduces marriage equality legislation for Illinois by JGibsonFollow Share3 permalink 3 Comments Looks like marriage equality may be coming to Illinois sooner than we think, if Greg Harris gets his way. My previous diary mentioned that it wouldn’t come earlier than 2013: Could Illinois… [Continue Reading]

Huffington Post: State Lawmakers Aim For Marriage Equality

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A group of pro-equality Illinois lawmakers on Wednesday filed a bill in the Illinois General Assembly that would legalize same-sex marriage in the Land of Lincoln.   The bill, filed by the state’s trio of openly gay Reps. Greg Harris, Deb Mell and Kelly Cassidy, would create the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act and… [Continue Reading]

2011 Andersonville Story of the Year: Civil Unions…and Respect

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From the Andersonville Daily Some stories land with a bang producing cataclysmic changes.   Andersonville’s top story for 2011 isn’t that type of change.  It is one that every day is quietly and fundamentally causing silently profound changes. Civil Unions. It started on January 31st when Governor Quinn signed a bill.  And then moved to… [Continue Reading]

Illinois Gay Marriage Push In The Works? Proponents Meet, Discuss Strategy

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by Huff Post A group of Illinois lawmakers have begun laying the groundwork for their latest push to bring marriage equality to the Land of Lincoln.   The Windy City Times reports that state representatives Greg Harris, Deb Mell, Kelly Cassidy, Ann Williams, Sara Feigenholtz and state senator Heather Steans have begun meeting with area… [Continue Reading]