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.
A lot of people are waiting to see how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on California’s Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA. Those include one couple in Champaign.
Indiana Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly has announced his support of same-sex marriage, joining a growing chorus of lawmakers who say they support it
A group of black Chicago area clergy members say they're supporting same-sex marriage not as a religious issue, but because it's a matter of equality.