The passing of Illinois’ same-sex marriage law meant a number of celebrations among couples awaiting the day, but a lot of questions persist. One advocacy group is holding a series of forums, including one in Champaign Wednesday, to help explain the law.
The start of same-sex marriages in Illinois next year could create some challenges for those seeking to end them later.
A federal court ruling means a gay couple in Chicago will be allowed to marry before the state's same-sex marriage law takes effect.
Illinois is now the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage.
Governor Pat Quinn’s signature of the same-sex marriage measure Wednesday marks the culmination of a decades-long push in Illinois. Mary Lee Sargent helped shape that movement in Illinois as an activist and organizer in Champaign-Urbana.
The Roman Catholic Bishop of Springfield plans a special prayer service the day same-sex marriage is to be signed into law. He says it's "scandalous" that so many Catholic politicians supported the legislation.
When lawmakers voted this month to approve gay marriage in Illinois, the state was set to become the 15th in the nation to legalize same-sex weddings.
The YMCA on the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus says it has lost support from the Catholic Church over its connection to a group that supports same-sex marriage.
The soon-to-be same-sex marriage law in Illinois will not affect civil unions, but gay couples in such a union will have an opportunity to convert their certificate.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he's planning to sign same-sex marriage legislation on Nov. 20 in Chicago.