As the country awaits two important Supreme Court decisions involving state laws on same-sex marriage, a small but consistent body of research suggests that laws that ban same-sex marriage — or approve it — can affect the mental health of gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans.
Illinois Republican State Rep. Ron Sandack is bowing out of the running to be the next state GOP chairman, in part because some party insiders concerns over his support for same-sex marriage.
Illinois State Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady resigned Tuesday morning, following months of GOP infighting sparked by his public support for same-sex marriage.
The immigration overhaul bill before the Senate would provide, among other things, more visas for migrant farm workers and high-tech workers, and a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.
NBA veteran center Jason Collins has become the first active male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay.
Some gay rights groups in Illinois are now applying their own political pressure in the fight to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, as they worry a final deal could leave same-sex couples in the lurch.
The leader of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus says the fate of a measure to authorize same-sex couples to marry in Illinois may rest with 20 black legislators in the Illinois House.
French lawmakers have legalized same-sex marriage after months of bruising debate and street protests that brought hundreds of thousands to Paris.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady will remain state party leader, despite calls for his ouster from some GOP members.
A House Republican leader has announced his support for legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois.