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Ill. Civil-Unions Law a Landmark for Gay Couples

Through their half-century relationship, Richard Peterson and Frank Colson's lament was that they've never had official recognition from their government…

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Gay Marriage Debates Hit a Crucial Turn

A flurry of activity in efforts to legally recognize gay relationships or ban same-sex marriage is reminding advocates that even…

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US Diocese Ends Adoptions Over Gay Rights Law

A Catholic diocese in northern Illinois it will end its state-funded adoption and foster-care program rather than comply with a…

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Illinois State Rep. Mark Beaubien Dies at Age 68

Mark Beaubien Jr., a seven-term state representative who was one of the only Republicans to vote for the recent gay…

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Catholic Group Sues State Over Gay Adoptions issue

A Catholic organization that licenses foster and adoptive parents has sued the state of Illinois over a new law that…

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Some Methodist Clergy Defy Gay Marriage Ban

A growing number of pastors in the United Methodist Church say they are no longer willing to obey a church…

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Group: More Than 1,600 Civil Union Licenses

A group that advocates for gay and lesbian rights has declared Illinois' new civil unions law a success.

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Judge Reinstates Catholic Foster-Care Contracts

An Illinois judge put Catholic Charities back in the business of finding foster and adoptive homes for children, reinstating-at least…

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831 Civil Unions in Cook County in June

Cook County couples rushed to use Illinois' new civil union law.

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Gay Military Veterans To Be Honored Tuesday

Gay military veterans will be honored Tuesday during the city of Chicago's 9th annual salute.

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