1st June 2015
Anti-gay Republican accused of covering up gay ‘sex abuse’ claims 6
12:34 PM — Senior Republican politician Dennis Hastert has been accused of paying off a man from his home state to keep quiet about alleged sex abuse.
10th January 2015
Watch: Obamacare ad targets insurance at same-sex couples 5
5:12 PM — An advert for Obamacare provisions is targeting same-sex couples who are now eligible for partner benefits.
9th January 2015
Bishop who performed exorcism over same-sex marriage to bless Arizona legislature 40
6:40 PM — A bishop who tried to exorcise the Governor of Illinois over his support for same-sex marriage will open the new session of Arizona's state legislature.
31st July 2014
US: Chicago White Sox LGBT event causes some fans to call for a boycott 10
7:54 PM — A Chicago White Sox event intended to encourage LGBT fans to attend a White Sox baseball game next month has lead some fans to say they would boycott the game and the team.
29th July 2014
US: Illinois Department of Insurance addresses transgender discrimination in coverage
5:47 PM — The Illinois Department of Insurance released a bulletin to insurance providers on Monday addressing discrimination against transgender Illinoisans in insurance coverage.
28th July 2014
US: Out gay politician to run for Chicago mayor in 2015
7:36 PM — Dennis Sneyers, an out gay politician from Illinois, has announced plans to run for mayor of Chicago in 2015.
14th July 2014
US: Report shows Chicago homeless LGBT youth are in urgent need
10:49 PM — The findings of the Chicago 2014 Homeless Summit, which addressed LGBT youth homelessness in particular, are detailed in a new report that describes the urgent need of homeless youth.
10th July 2014
US: Over 5,000 couples have married in Illinois since law change 1
12:06 PM — A survey has revealed that thousands of same-sex couples in the US state of Illinois have married since the law changed earlier this year.
8th July 2014
US: Out-of-state couples struggle to marry in Illinois 1
9:04 PM — Couples traveling across the border to marry in Illinois are finding themselves unable to, due to a provision written into the Illinois marriage law.
24th June 2014
US: Campaign launched to end gay-to-straight conversion therapy ‘in the next five years’ 10
2:33 PM — The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has today launched a campaign aiming to end gay-to-straight conversion therapy in the US within "the next five years".
3rd June 2014
Illinois: Republican governor candidate wants to ban equal marriage 7
6:52 PM — Republican candidate Bruce Rauner says that he’d be willing to repeal the same-sex marriage law that was recently introduced in Illinois.
US: Illinois lawsuit plaintiffs finally marry after 51 years together
12:18 PM — The lead plaintiffs in Illinois' successful same-sex marriage lawsuit have finally married, after 51 years together.
1st June 2014
US: Illinois same-sex families can now apply for joint health insurance cover 1
8:17 PM — The Illinois health insurance marketplace has announced it can now accept applications for family cover from same-sex spouses, following the rollout of same-sex marriage across the state.
Illinois Governor: We are now on the right side of history 5
4:47 PM — Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has released a statement celebrating the rollout of same-sex marriage, proclaiming the state is "now on right side of history".
US: Same-sex marriage rolls out statewide across Illinois
3:35 PM — Same-sex marriage has today rolled out across the remainder of Illinois' 102 counties.
25th April 2014
US: Group of Illinois religious leaders offer to perform same-sex marriages
3:52 PM — A list of religious clergy happy to perform same-sex marriages has been compiled by a gay rights group.
19th April 2014
US: Cook County celebrates 1000th same-sex marriage in less than two months 6
3:47 PM — An Illinois county which decided to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples early has celebrated its thousandth gay wedding.
12th April 2014
US: Illinois House rejects bill to ban gay conversion therapy 9
10:00 PM — The Illinois House of Representatives has rejected a bill which would ban gay conversion therapy.
26th March 2014
US: Illinois advances bill to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy
7:45 PM — A bill to ban gay 'cure' therapy in the US state of Illinois has advanced in the state's House.
19th March 2014
Woman of first Illinois gay marriage dies aged 65 3
8:01 PM — A woman who was a long time gay rights activist and part of the first same-sex couple to marry in the US state of Illinois, has died.