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.
5th March 2014
Congratulations! All Illinois gay couples now have the option to marry 1
2:02 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Illinois has advised that all gay couples in the state now have the option to marry, despite the state's same-sex marriage law doesn't come into effect until June.
4th March 2014
US: Over 250 gay couples apply to marry in first week marriage licences available in county 1
7:52 PM — Marriage licences have only been available to gay people for a week in Cook County, Illinois, and already 258 couples have applied to marry there.
26th February 2014
Second Illinois county begins issuing gay marriage licences early
4:20 PM — A second county in the US state of Illinois has begun issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples early.
16th December 2013
US: Illinois judge tells county clerk to issue marriage licences early for the terminally ill
7:18 PM — A federal judge has instructed a county clerk in the US state of Illinois to issue marriage licences early to any same-sex couple who wish to wed immediately if one of them has a terminal illness.
28th November 2013
US: Gay couple become first to marry in Illinois after judge rules because of terminal illness 5
8:03 PM — A same-sex couple became the first in the US state of Illinois to marry, as a judge ruled they should be granted a marriage licence six months early as one of them has terminal cancer.
21st November 2013
Illinois Governor signs equal marriage into law by quoting Abraham Lincoln 9
10:43 AM — Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed the state's equal marriage bill into law by quoting the words of the 16th President of the United States.